Alaska Cardiovascular
Research Foundation (ACRF)

Improving the future of cardiovascular care.


The vision of ACRF is to create and search out emerging treatment strategies for the patients of Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute and the general public through high-quality, population-based research.


Our mission 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.

Current Research

Alaska Heart and Vascular Institute is a site-based research clinic, meaning we are contracted with other entities to conduct research. Our current research focuses on:

  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Hyperlipidemia