Lillehei Clinical Research Unit (LCRU)

collage of electrocardiograph and Variety Club Research CenterThe Lillehei Clinical Research Unit (LCRU) is located on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota campus in the Masonic Memorial Building at 424 Harvard Street SE. We are next to the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview and the VFW Cancer Research Center. This innovative trials center conducts research in all aspects of cardiovascular disease and its prevention. We recruit study participants from Minnesota and nationally to help answer critical questions about new treatment modalities, innovative medical devices, and disease prevention strategies.

The University of Minnesota Cardiovascular faculty offices are located at 401 East River Road in the Variety Club Heart and Research Center. Our faculty are leading experts within their sub-specialties, and bring that breadth of knowledge to cardiovascular research. Together with our Community Practice Cardiologists located at Fairview Southdale in Edina, MN we have 50 Cardiologists participating in Clinical Trials.

State of the art outpatient facility dedicated to cardiovascular research.

The facility includes:

  • Dedicated Research Exam Rooms
  • Sample Acquisition Room
  • Processing Laboratory
  • EKG, Echocardiography and Stress Test laboratory
  • Vascular Examination laboratory
  • Electrophysiology Testing
  • Retinal Examination
  • Availability for subject meals
  • Study Monitor Room

Collaborating Units