Research and Clinical Trials

Research and Clinical Trials

Learn about research and clinical trials at Penn State Children’s Heart Group.

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Clinical Studies

Penn State Children’s Heart Group offers patients the benefit of trying new, advanced therapies and devices. To do this, we participate in several national and international research studies. Current studies focus on:

  • Mechanical circulatory support systems for children during open heart surgery
  • Measurement of diastolic dysfunction in patients with cardiomyopathies using non-invasive imaging techniques
  • Modeling hearts with congenital defects using 3-D printing