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VCU Pauley Heart Center


Daniel R. Longo, Sc.D.VCU Pauley Heart Center has had an active cardiovascular disease research program for more than 30 years, with significant funding annually by NIH, industry and private grants.

Our basic research program, led by NIH MERIT Award winner, Dr. Rakesh Kukreja, is focused on pharmacologic protection of heart muscle with limited blood flow using drugs such as Viagra, generically known as sildenafil.  

Clinical research includes studies concentrated on optimizing outcomes for patients with cardiovascular disease utilizing the latest imaging, pharmacologic and device techniques.

See VCU Health Pauley Heart Center’s publications and research on PubMed.



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