Lillehei Clinical Research Unit (LCRU)

Lillehei Clinical Research Unit (LCRU) is an outpatient facility dedicated to cardiovascular clinical research.

New location: Phillips-Wagensteen Building

LCRU has relocated to PWB-1 (Phillips-Wangensteen Building), adjacent to the new University of Minnesota Health Clinical Research Unit.

For questions about the relocation, contact Dr. Alan Berger, LCRU Associate Director, at


  • Dedicated exam rooms
  • Echocardiography and stress test laboratory
  • Vascular examination laboratory
  • Retinal examination
  • Sample acquisition room
  • Processing laboratory
  • Monitoring facility
  • Conference room

Research areas

  • Cardiovascular Prevention
  • Imaging
  • Advanced Heart Failure
  • Electrophysiology
  • Vascular
  • Interventional
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Congenital Heart Disease