The Heart Foundation supports a large and diverse research program devoted to unraveling the causes of heart disease at a genetic and molecular level, improving methods of early detection, and developing and testing new preventive and therapeutic strategies.

Programs We Support


The P.K. Shah Laboratory
at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute

Dr. P.K. Shah and the Members of the P.K. Shah Laboratory at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Dr. P.K. Shah & the Members of the P.K. Shah Laboratory

The Heart Foundation is currently providing vital financial support for the P. K. Shah Laboratory affiliated with the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Department of Medicine and Oppenheimer Atherosclerosis Research Center.  This laboratory focuses on identifying novel molecular mechanisms and pathways leading to inflammation and atherosclerosis (plaque build-up), and developing therapies to prevent, stabilize and reverse it.  Current research projects include:

For more information on the P.K. Shah Laboratory, click here.