Aguirre Lab

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Phone: 617-643-6177

My laboratory is both at the Center for Systems Biology at MGH and the Wellman Center for Photomedicine. We are also closely affiliated with the MGH Cardiovascular Research Center. We both develop and apply innovative molecular imaging and advanced microscopy technologies to investigate the pathophysiology of myocardial infarction, heart failure, and circulatory shock. We have pioneered the use of cardiac intravital microscopy to study the beating heart at cellular resolution in animal models and have explored multiple applications of this technology.


Example projects using in the lab currently include 1) investigation of the remodeling and regulation of the coronary microcirculation in heart failure and 2) mapping of cardiac arrhythmia at the cellular scale using intravital microscopy. In addition, our laboratory studies acute decompensated heart failure and shock in human patients using data from the cardiac intensive care units at the MGH. We work in collaboration with investigators at the MGH Clinical Data Animation Center and at MIT on projects aimed at developing novel clinical diagnostics and predictive analytics for circulatory shock and cardiac arrest. Our work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, and CRICO.


Recent Publications

  • Aguirre AD, Shelton KT Remote monitoring in the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and acute mechanical circulatory support. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2022;28(3):308-314 - PMID: 35653252 - DOI: 10.1097/MCC.0000000000000949

  • Raghu VK, Moonsamy P, Sundt TM, Ong CS, Singh S, Cheng A, Hou M, Denning L, Gleason TG, Aguirre AD, Lu MT Deep learning to predict mortality after cardiothoracic surgery using preoperative chest radiographs. Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;:ePub - PMID: 35609650 - DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2022.04.056

  • Araki M, Park SJ, Dauerman HL, Uemura S, Kim JS, Di Mario C, Johnson TW, Guagliumi G, Kastrati A, Joner M, Holm NR, Alfonso F, Wijns W, Adriaenssens T, Nef H, Rioufol G, Amabile N, Souteyrand G, Meneveau N, Gerbaud E, Opolski MP, Gonzalo N, Tearney GJ, Bouma B, Aguirre AD, Mintz GS, Stone GW, Bourantas CV, Räber L, Gili S, Mizuno K, Kimura S, Shinke T, Hong MK, Jang Y, Cho JM, Yan BP, Porto I, Niccoli G, Montone RA, Thondapu V, Papafaklis MI, Michalis LK, Reynolds H, Saw J, Libby P, Weisz G, Iannaccone M, Gori T, Toutouzas K, Yonetsu T, Minami Y, Takano M, Raffel OC, Kurihara O, Soeda T, Sugiyama T, Kim HO, Lee T, Higuma T, Nakajima A, Yamamoto E, Bryniarski KL, Di Vito L, Vergallo R, Fracassi F, Russo M, Seegers LM, McNulty I, Park S, Feldman M, Escaned J, Prati F, Arbustini E, Pinto FJ, Waksman R, Garcia-Garcia HM, Maehara A, Ali Z, Finn AV, Virmani R, Kini AS, Daemen J, Kume T, Hibi K, Tanaka A, Akasaka T, Kubo T, Yasuda S, Croce K, Granada JF, Lerman A, Prasad A, Regar E, Saito Y, Sankardas MA, Subban V, Weissman NJ, Chen Y, Yu B, Nicholls SJ, Barlis P, West NEJ, Arbab-Zadeh A, Ye JC, Dijkstra J, Lee H, Narula J, Crea F, Nakamura S, Kakuta T, Fujimoto J, Fuster V, Jang IK Optical coherence tomography in coronary atherosclerosis assessment and intervention. Nat Rev Cardiol. 2022;:ePub - PMID: 35449407 - DOI: 10.1038/s41569-022-00687-9

  • Wissmeyer G, Kassab MB, Kawamura Y, Aguirre AD, Jaffer FA Intravital Microscopy in Atherosclerosis Research. Methods Mol Biol. 2022;2419:645-658 - PMID: 35237994 - PMCID: PMC9052099 - DOI: 10.1007/978-1-0716-1924-7_40

  • Diamant N, Reinertsen E, Song S, Aguirre AD, Stultz CM, Batra P Patient contrastive learning: A performant, expressive, and practical approach to electrocardiogram modeling. PLoS Comput Biol. 2022;18(2):e1009862 - PMID: 35157695 - PMCID: PMC8880931 - DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1009862

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