The objective of CPRi is to leverage and integrate clinical, translational, and basic science resources within the School of Medicine to establish innovative precision medicine approaches to redefine and treat cardiovascular disease.

(Coronary CT angiogram (CCTA), Photo: Washington University Photographic Services)

The Motivations Behind CPRi:

Basic science and clinical trials in cardiovascular medicine have, over the course of the past decades, primarily been focused on identifying common factors that contribute to cardiovascular disease. But, the treatments developed are often common to all types of the disease. Our initiative is to diverge from this approach of patient care and to develop more individualized care based on the underlying cause of their individual cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular diseases are more complex than previously appreciated, and we believe that a personalized approach that targets the events that initiate and drive pathogenesis for a given individual has the potential to be transformative.