Texas A&M University

Cardiovascular Research

AneurysmThe TIPS team has over 20 years combined experience in research and testing of complex cardiovascular devices in multiple species. The research team is led by a cardiovascular surgeon and a veterinary cardiologist. TIPS is experienced in cardiopulmonary bypass procedures as well as off-pump device implant. TIPS provides cardiovascular research studies for an array of cardiovascular devices including interventional devices. Our highly qualified team of veterinarians, research professionals, and technicians provide round-the-clock care and monitoring in a state-of-the art ICU.  Biomedical engineering assistance is available upon request.
  • Ventricular assist devices (Percutaneous, Minimally Invasive or Surgical Approach)
  • Total artificial hearts (Pulsatile or Continuous flow TAH)
  • Interventional devices - stents, shape memory polymers, foams, occlusion coils, grafts
  • Valves (Mechanical, Bioprosthetic, Tissue Engineered)
  • Catheters and balloons
  • Stem cell therapies
  • Pediatric cardiac surgery (Models, Device Testing)
  • Pace-maker lead/generator testing and development
  • Hybrid vascular interventions ( Models, Stent Testing)