Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS) is a highly specialised research-based clinical department at Aarhus University Hospital, placed in Aarhus, Denmark, with area of practice within the three medical specialities; cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, and anaesthesiology.
We diagnose, treat, care, and follow patients with conditions of the organs within the thoracic cavity, including the heart, lungs, and esophagus, as well diseases of the chest and the vascular system. To provide the highest level of patient care, research and education is an integrated part of our work.
The research strategy of our department is based on our mission, vision, and stategic plan updated in 2021. The foundation consist of the three medical specialities representet at our department; cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, and anaesthesiology, as well as the patients we diagnose, treat, and care for.
The Research Council of CTVS acts as a strategic, advisory, and guiding body within research with participation of the Head of Research of each of our Research Focus Areas. The Research Council is the supreme governing body of research and has the responsibility to coordinate, create, facilitate, and communicate research at the department.