The Ward Family Heart Center is committed to providing patients the best medical care possible. This commitment goes hand in hand with our dedication to discovering and pioneering the latest treatment methods through innovative clinical research.
Current Research Areas
Research by the Ward Family Heart Center at Children’s Mercy is truly translational, and spans the entire spectrum of medical research from bench to bedside. Multiple disciplines within the Ward Family Heart Center contribute to research in pharmacogenomics, imaging tissue engineering, and outcomes research. Our team is also collaborating with the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine to investigate genetic causes of congenital heart disease. A group of our researchers recently published a paper on calcium and phosphorus concentrations in native and decellularized semilunar valve tissues.