Improving the future of cardiovascular care
The vision of the Alaska Cardiovascular Research Foundation (ACRF) is to create and search out alternative treatment strategies for the patients of the Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute and the general public through high quality, population-based research.
The mission of the Clinical Research Department (CRD) is to develop, conduct and translate high quality research into practice, and to promote evidence-based practices and service-oriented, cost-effective medical care. We partner with clinicians in the design and implementation of research so that the results will be relevant to clinical practice. Working within an integrated delivery system enables us to evaluate innovative models of care, conduct epidemiologic and outcomes studies, and participate in clinical trials important to our patients and other populations. We work with federal agencies, foundations, universities and other research groups to answer important health policy and public health questions. We share the results of our research with our patients, clinicians and the community through publications and presentations.
We are currently doing research in the areas of:
- Ventricular Tachycardia
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Peripheral Vascular Disease