Mayo Clinic is one of the pioneering centers for congenital cardiac surgery, and the Mayo Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic has cared for more than 10,000 patients since its inception more than 3 decades ago. We leveraged the robust outpatient practice to create the Mayo Adult Congenital Heart Disease (MACHD) Biobank. The purpose of this project is the collection, analysis, and cryopreservation of biospecimens from patients with congenital heart disease. This purpose fits into the overarching mission of the MACHD research program which is ‘to improve the lives of people with congenital heart disease through in-depth understanding of the disease pathophysiology’.
The Biobank is part of a multi-faceted research infrastructure, and is designed to integrate seamlessly with the other existing databases
To learn more about the current research of the Congenital Heart Disease clinic, read this interview with Dr. Alexander Egbe.