The main directions of scientific research of the Department are:
1) The study of endothelial dysfunction, platelet aggregation, structure, gene polymorphisms of platelet receptors, endothelial NO-synthase in patients with hypertension and coronary artery disease;
2) Study of parameters of arterial stiffness (cardio-ankle vascular index, augmentation index, ankle-brachial index, propagation velocity of pulse wave), the relationship between polymorphic variants Т786С and G894T of endothelial NO-synthase and G5665T polymorphic variant of the endothelin-1 gene, efficiency hypertensive therapy depending on the polymorphism of the above genes in the patients with arterial hypertension and in the patients with hypertension after stroke.
3) Study of metabolic processes, cardiohemodynamics, the efficacy of metabolic active drugs and physical training in coronary heart disease, hypertension, hypotension and silent myocardial ischemia.
The main direction of research at the Department is the field of cardiology. The scientific school "Cardiology" was established at the Department since 1986 year.