30 Years of Groundbreaking Science, Training, and Innovation

For over a quarter century, the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) has helped pioneer innovations and educate doctors on the latest treatments for heart disease. We are committed to igniting the next wave of innovation that will help doctors save and improve the quality of their patients’ lives.

We work to identify, develop, and promote the latest advancements in the treatment of heart and vascular disease. By covering all aspects of the research continuum, we are able to accelerate the speed with which breakthrough therapies reach patients through doctors. This work is critically important in improving survival rates and quality of life.

Our Model to Defy Heart Disease

CRF carries out its mission by pursuing three basic goals:

The CRF Skirball Center for Innovation for Innovation guides early ideas and innovations through comprehensive preclinical research programs to introduce practical clinical therapies to patients.

The CRF Clinical Trials Center plans and executes clinical investigations from first-in-man studies to large, multicenter, international trials and provides expert, independent qualitative and quantitative analyses of clinical and imaging data.

The CRF Center for Education trains practitioners in advanced techniques and innovations at more than 50 educational meetings and conferences each year, including the annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium.

CRF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.