Dr Favaloro fought for scientific development in Argentina with such conviction that he is probably the only surgeon in the world who has used his own resources to establish and support a basic science research laboratory.
Dr. Favaloro’s interest in developing the implantation technique of the total artificial heart, and his relation with Dr. Willem Kolff, Director of the Artificial Organs Department of Utah University, made it possible that in 1980, after a training period of two members of this team in Utah University, that complex technique could be implemented in our laboratory.
Today, basic research is carried out with the participation of specialists from both the ICYCC and the Favaloro University. There are 18 research programs conducted in collaboration with renowned international universities, among which we can mention:
- Left ventricular mechanics:
- Angiogenesis (IDI, Rome, Italy)
- Myocardial preconditioning (Essen University, Germany)
- Mathematical modeling of the cardiovascular system
- Arterial dynamics (INSERM, Paris, France)
- Cardiac mechanical assist
- Basic electrophysiology (Sherbrooke and Laval University, Canada)
- Hemostasis and thrombosis (Leuven University, Belgium, Paris VII University, France)
- Lipids and atherosclerosis (Milan University, Italy)
- Biomathematics (Arizona University, USA)
The ICYCC leads the field in the diagnosis and treatment of acute coronary syndromes; inflammation, infection and genetic load in ischemic cardiomyopathy; heart, lung, liver, kidney and bone marrow transplantation, besides many others, that won the ICYCC numerous awards.
It also has a constant participation in international randomized trials. Some examples are: AMISTAD, AMISTAD II, TIMI 11B, PARAGON A, RASSES, HOT Clinical Trial, be STENT, CSSA, IN TIME-II, LASER, TARKA, TIMI 16 OPUS, ABRE, VALUE 405, CAFE, COPERNICUS, RADB.