Human Cardiac Tissue Bank
Charlie McTiernan Ph.D.
Res. Associate Professor
Heart, Lung, Blood Vascular Medicine Institute
Acquire and distribute banked flash frozen/fixed human cardiac tissue specimens collected at time of cardiac transplantation (TX) or VAD placement to be used for biochemical/microscopic analyses.
Resources and Technical assistance
The Human Cardiac Tissue Bank acquires fresh human heart samples from consented adult heart failure patients (IRB Study 19020130) at the time of cardiac transplantation (TX) or ventricular device placement. Samples are recovered in the OR, transported in cold cardioplegic solution, and frozen and/or fixed in the lab within 15 minutes of recovery. Samples are suitable for microscopic and molecular characterizations.
Ramani et al, J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011, 58:2270–2278
Mora et al, unpublished
McTiernan et al, Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2021;14
To date we have provided samples to over 20 laboratories and can assist your research with the selection of specimens appropriate to your study (etiology / demographics / time of collection).