The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) is a nonprofit research and educational organization dedicated to helping doctors improve survival and quality of life for people suffering from heart and vascular disease.
For over 25 years, CRF has helped pioneer reforms in interventional cardiology and has educated doctors on the latest treatments for heart condition. CRF works to identify, develop and promote the latest advancements in treating the heart and vascular illness. By covering all aspects of the research continuum, we can stimulate the speed with which breakthrough therapies reach patients through doctors, improving survival rates and quality of life for patients worldwide. CRF carries out its mission by pursuing three primary goals:
Innovate The CRF Skirball Center for Innovation guides early ideas and innovations through comprehensive preclinical research programs to introduce practical clinical therapies to patients.
Investigate The CRF Clinical Trials Center plans and executes clinical investigations from first-in-man studies to large, multicenter, international trials and provides expert, independent qualitative and quantitative analyses of clinical and imaging data.
Educate The CRF Center for Education trains practitioners in advanced techniques and innovations at more than 50 educational meetings and conferences each year, including the annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium.