The Heart Research Institute (HRI) is an internationally recognised research institute that performs cutting-edge cardiovascular research. The main focus of this research is to gain an understanding of the development and progression of atherosclerosis, the dominant cause of cardiovascular disease. This research spans many different, complementary approaches, with research groups studying everything from the precise biological reactions involved in atherosclerosis, right through to translational studies that take the Heart Research Institute's science from the lab bench and apply it in the hospital clinic.
The Heart Research Institute has three core objectives:
- To detect atherosclerosis at an early stage before it leads to clinical problems.
- To develop new treatments which can reverse the development of heart disease.
- To prevent individuals developing atherosclerosis in the future.