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Improving cardiovascular health through life-changing research


Research Goals

Discover disease mechanisms, disease progression and novel therapies

Detect modifiable risk markers and disease progression

Deliver patient centered and individualized, precision therapy

Develop tools to more actively engage patients and their caregivers

Demonstrate value to our partners and the community



Research Priorities

The Libin Institute's research vision is to reduce the burden of suffering and premature death due to cardiovascular disease through transformative research

Our researchers and trainees come from a variety of academic backgrounds and clinical disciplines, this diverse, multi-discipline approach lends us strength as a research institute. 

Key research infrastructure platforms, including the Stephenson Cardiac Imaging Centre, the Mozell Family Analysis Core Lab, a variety of basic science core facilities and the APPROACH database support our research training, while developing their own reputations for excellence. 

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Involving patients in choosing what to research and how to research means we learn how to correct mistakes and do things better than we did before.

Winnie Pearson

Patient-researcher and Patient-adviser

Our Initiatives

Two million Canadians have suffered cardiovascular disease or stroke. At $25 billion annually, the cost to our health care system is staggering, accounting for 10 per cent of total health care costs. The Libin Cardiovascular Institute is tackling these problems head on through world-class cardiovascular research, training and clinical care. 

The Libin Cardiovascular Institute’s four initiatives are at the heart of this work. They drive our research and ultimately enable us in our mission to improve cardiovascular outcomes for Albertans at all ages and stages of life.


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Precision Medicine Initiative

Our goal is to spark innovation to navigate the complexities of the human system so we can predict and prevent disease and provide more personalized care

Learn how the Libin Cardiovascular Institute is transforming health care

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Clinical Innovation Initiative

Our goal is to provide patients with tomorrow’s health care today by accelerating the speed of health care innovation and implementation

Learn how the Libin Cardiovascular Institute is improving patient care

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P2 Initiative

Our goal is to engage communities to help us identify, study and address the challenges impacting health

Learn how the Libin Cardiovascular Institute is improving cardiovascular health in our communities

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Women's Cardiovascular Health Initiative

Our goal is to improve the odds for women locally and globally by closing the gap in cardiovascular research, training and care

Learn how the Libin Cardiovascular Institute is advancing women’s cardiovascular health