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ServicesCardiovascular Tissue Registry

Archiving heart and vascular tissues

The Cardiovascular Tissue Registry maintains over 14,000 cases of specimens from hearts, blood vessels, and other cardiovascular tissues, including tissue donated by individuals undergoing cardiovascular surgery and autopsy. Tissues harvested from surgical specimens often have been preserved not only in formalin and paraffin, but also frozen and stored in RNA preservative medium. There is also robust clinical data attached to these specimens, through a donor consented, research ethics board approved protocol.

Bruce McManus

MD, PhD, Registry Director

Dr. McManus is a Professor Emeritus in the UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

Paul Hanson

PhD, Registry Manager

Dr. Hanson’s research is broadly focused on heart failure, with an emphasis on the pathogenesis of viral myocarditis and virus-associated heart failure.