Living with a healthy heart
Cardiovascular diseases remain among the leading causes of death in the western world. At the IRCM, researchers in this division work on the biology of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Collectively, their projects lead to a better understanding of these diseases’ risk factors, including genetic factors, hypertension, dyslipidemia, endothelial cell dysfunctions and metabolic disorders.
Research is conducted by both basic and clinical researchers, thereby increasing collaborations and, in turn, reaffirming the clinical relevance of their work.
Research unit directors:
* Director, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases research division