Cardiovascular Research Institute
University of Alberta Cardiovascular Research Institute

In Canada, heart diseases are the second leading cause of death each year. Every five minutes a Canadian dies from heart conditions, stroke or vascular cognitive impairment, yet it is estimated that 80 per cent of cardiovascular diseases are preventable.

To help combat the risks of cardiovascular disease, the University of Alberta has created the CardioVascular Research Institute (CVRI).This new research institute will help drive research discoveries through collaboration, strategic investment and research funding.

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Research Day 2022

Join us as we host the first CVRI Research Day on June 17!

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Read more about the mission, vision and values of the CVRI as well as our governance structure and key partners.

Learn about the research and accomplishments of the CVRI and our research community.

Membership in the CVRI is open to anyone who conducts or participates in research or innovation related to cardiovascular research.

Donate to the CVRI today and help support groundbreaking cardiovascular research and innovation that connects new breakthroughs to better patient care.