Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
Health Sciences South Carolina
This Center advances cardiovascular prevention and treatment bench science into clinical bedside care. This Center’s goals include:
The Center maintains a statewide network of five primary, separate care locations to participate and be linked by a central bioinformatics core. This core will allow patients who currently suffer or are at risk for cardiovascular disease from across the state to be screened. In 2009, plasma screening was conducted for 450 patients. Through this screening, 16 plasma proteins were analyzed and a specific biomarker portfolio was created for the diagnosis and prediction of left ventricular hypertrophy and diastolic heart failure.