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Translational Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular Research Group


The Translational Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular Research Group (TMCR) is a platform aimed at generating innovative practical knowledge in the field of general health and, in particular, of cardiovascular health.

The mission of the TMCR is to promote the generation of groundbreaking knowledge and innovation that may benefit patients, healthcare professionals, or society in general in a useful and efficient manner, with a particular (but not exclusive) focus on the promotion, prevention or improvement of cardiovascular health.

Our basic method to achieve this is by dialoguing and cooperating with a multidisciplinary platform comprised by people “speaking a completely different language”; in other words, individuals with formal training, principles of thought or operation, and abilities to use radically different methods or technologies, whose interests may include the mission of the TMCR group.

Our hypothesis is that the efforts needed to overcome initial communication difficulties allow for discovering areas of convergence, including the best opportunities to develop groundbreaking innovative ideas or projects.

Our main lines of research include the following:

  • Study of the pathophysiological relationship between the heart and the brain.
  • Heart to head (H2H): developing vascular disease/progressing Alzheimer’s disease
  • Tako-tsubo Brain Project
  • PsicoCare study (positive psychology after a myocardial infarction [MI])
  • Biology and pathophysiology of atherogenesis and atherosclerosis.
  • Cardiovascular aging and geriatric cardiology.
  • Biology, pathophysiology, and new therapeutic and prognostic options in acute heart diseases (acute coronary syndrome, acute heart failure, etc.).
  • Research in healthcare quality, results and systems.
  • Technological solutions applied to the improvement of cardiovascular health.
  • Cardiovascular genetics and genetic heart diseases.
  • Biology, pathophysiology and new therapeutic options for heart arrhythmias, including heart rate control devices.
  • New therapeutic options in cardiac intervention.
  • Meta-analyses in cardiovascular health/diseases.

Main collaborations:

  • Local: other groups of the CVRA (Cardiac Surgery, Neurology, Psychology, Geriatrics, Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation), the Biomedical Engineering Department of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), and the Physical Education Department of the Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM).
  • National: the Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC, Centro Naccional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares), the Spanish Center for Network Biomedical Research in Cardiovascular Diseases (CIBERER, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red sobre Enfermedades Cardiovasculares), the Spanish Society of Cardiology (SEC, Sociedad Española de Cardiología), and the Research Group in Acute Cardiac Failure of the Spanish Society of Emergency Medicine (SEMES, Sociedad Española de Medicina de Urgencias y Emergencias).
  • International: the Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE) Group of Yale University, the Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine of Leeds University, the Duke Cardiovascular Research Institute (DCRI), the Cardiovascular Meta-analyses Research Group (Cleveland Clinic, U Conn, Erasmus MC, Harvard, Case Western Reserve University, Stanford University, Kleijnen Systematic Reviews), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Research Network, the Department of Molecular Biochemistry and Biology of the Universidad de Oviedo, and the Geriatrics Service of the Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón (HGUGM) led by Dr. Maite Vidán.

Any person or institution who believes that they can contribute to this mission in compliance with our values is welcome to participate or cooperate with us.