Lillehei Clinical Research Unit
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Lillehei Clinical Research Unit


University of Minnesota
Cardiology Division
Lillehei Clinical Research Unit
The Lillehei Clinical Research Unit (LCRU) is located on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota campus in the Variety Club Heart and Research Center at 401 East River Road.  We are attached to the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview in the heart of the Medical School campus. This innovative trials center conducts research in all aspects of cardiovascular disease and its prevention.  We recruit study participants from Minnesota and nationally to help answer critical questions about new treatment modalities, innovative medical devices, and disease prevention strategies.
The University of Minnesota Cardiology faculty offices are just one floor above the LCRU. Our faculty are leading experts within their sub-specialties, and bring that breadth of knowledge to cardiovascular research. Together with our Community Practice Cardiologists located at Fairview Southdale in Edina MN we have 48 Cardiologists participating in Clinical Trials.
Lillehei Clinical Research Unit (LCRU)
LCRU is a state of the art outpatient facility dedicated to cardiovascular research.
Its facilities include:
  • 7 exam rooms
  • 2 consultation rooms
  • sample acquisition room
  • processing laboratory
  • small kitchen
  • EKG, Echocardiography and Stress Test laboratory
  • vascular examination laboratory
  • retinal examination
  • 12 person conference room
  • monitoring facility
  • 3 convenient parking spaces

For your convenience, here are the sites to the areas LCRU is in collaboration with.
Lillehei Heart Institute

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