BAV Research Program
The Martha and Richard Melman Family Bicuspid Aortic Valve Program is home to a dynamic research team that leverages local scientific talents and builds key international collaborations that include clinicians, surgeons, translational scientists and bioengineers. This team is currently researching disease progression and inheritance patterns of BAV.
We are developing state-of-the-art research techniques including 4D MRI to help diagnose and treat BAV. Our research team is focused on providing new knowledge that will help guide patient care and improve outcomes for patients and their families with BAV.
Our rapidly expanding tissue and blood bank allows our team to explore the molecular and cellular mechanisms that cause the cardiovascular changes that complicate BAV.
Our integrated scientific and clinical approach allows our team of dedicated physicians to better manage this common and sometimes challenging problem. Although BAV is a common problem, there are many variables that complicate treatment decisions for patients with BAV. Our research program is committed to finding innovative solutions to guide treatment decisions for BAV patients as well as improve the quality of life for patients with BAV.
To speak with us about the Martha and Richard Melman Family Bicuspid Aortic Valve Program, discuss your patient's eligibility or to refer a patient, please call 312‑NM‑HEART (664‑3278).