The research center is a collaboration between BMI, the University of Copenhagen and the Department of Cardiology, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital. Centre for Translational Cardiology and Pragmatic Randomized Trials (CTCPR) includes the Cardiovascular Non-Invasive Imaging Research Laboratory (CIRL). The research center uses CIRL to carry out research projects in echocardiography (ultrasound of the heart) to identify risk groups for heart disease, as well to conduct smaller mechanical randomized trials testing new pharmaceuticals to prevent heart disease. With the research center, we can carry out large randomized trials (testing of different treatments versus placebo/control groups) by using the national registries to identify candidates and follow them for years. By combining scientific research methods, we can establish a unique research platform that fulfills our goal of reducing the time between making new discoveries and improving patient care.
The research center was started in 2017 by doctor and professor, Tor Biering-Sørensen. Since medical school, Tor's passion been to conduct research in the causes of heart disease in order to ultimately prevent or delay its onset. Since 2019, Tor has been employed as an associate professor at BMI and since June 1 June 2022 as professor. Read more about Tor Biering-Sørensen.
A unique research platform
The research center provides a unique research platform where ìt is possible to realize our ultimate research goal of combining large epidemiological studies with large randomized trials and the Danish patient registries. This type of study is called a Randomized controlled trial (RCT), which examine the effect of a new treatment in relation to placebo or standard treatment. The trials have the potential to change patient care, as well as streamline the way we conduct RCT`s today.
Vision – faster response for the benefit of patients
The goal of the Center for Translational Cardiology and Pragmatic Randomized Trials and the Cardiovascular Non-Invasive Imaging Research Laboratory (CIRL) is to test and merge new research methods that provide quick answers to improve patient care. The vision for all research in the research center is to develop treatments using methods that in the long run will make the time between research and implementation of new treatments in hospital wards shorter than it is today.
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