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.

Check our website frequently for updates and seminars/events of potential interest under the Upcoming Events below. 


Message from the CVRI Director

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

Learn more about the impact of cardiovascular research at the U ofA and the resources being built by the CVRI.

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.

Upcoming Events  

CVRC Seminar Series

No more seminars until September 

Cardiology Divisional Rounds

Paused for the summer. Next scheduled Cardiology Rounds on:
Wednesday September 11, 2024
Title TBA
presented by Dr. Kevin Bainey