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Institute for Heart Research

Director: RNDr. Miroslav Barančík DrSc.
Profile of the Institute: The origin of the Institute for Heart Research may be traced back to January 1,1955, when the Laboratory for Experimental Surgery of the Slovak Academy of Sciences was established. At that time, the Laboratory was a leading scientific institution performing research in the field of cardiovascular physiology and particularly in cardiac surgery. In 1964, The Laboratory was transformed into the Institute of Experimental Surgery. Later, the research of the Institute became focused on the problems of theoretical and experimental cardiology. In accordance with these trends the name of the Institute was changed to the Institute for Heart Research in 1990.