Research

Albert Starr Academic Center for Cardiac Surgery

Founded by Albert Starr, co-inventor of the artificial heart valve, the research center continues to explore the field of cardiac surgery and cardiac research.

Providence Heart and Vascular Clinical Research

Patients can access the latest heart and vascular therapies, which are currently available only through clinical research studies.

The PARTNER II Trial: SAPIEN XT Transcatheter Aortic Valve

A new alternative to surgery for patients. This trial is designed to investigate the next generation transcatheter aortic valve in both intermediate and high-surgical risk patients.

The Portland Protocol

The Portland Protocol is a finely tuned set of orders for intravenous insulin infusions in hospitalized patients, for use both in the intensive care units and on the wards. The Portland Protocol has been in use since 1992 and it has been successfully used at institutions throughout the world to control hyperglycemia. Since that time The Portland Protocol has been repeatedly modified and honed to provide what we believe is the tightest, most efficient, and safest tight glycemic control of any insulin protocol available.

Vascular intervention

Carotid Artery Stenting Outcomes in the Standard Risk Population for Carotid Endarterectomy 

The Earle A. Chiles Research Institute

The Earle A. Chiles Research Institute (EACRI) is a multidisciplinary center devoted to health care study. Since 1960, research activities at the Providence Portland Medical Center-based EACRI have resulted in life-saving and cost-saving treatment for patients with heart disease, cancer, diabetes and infectious diseases.