Critical Care Cardiologist
Heart Center Intensive Care Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
185 Cambridge Street, CPZN 3-218
Boston, MA 02114
Dr. Aguirre is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a critical care cardiologist at the MGH Heart Center Intensive Care Unit. His clinical practice involves care of medical and surgical patients with all forms of advanced heart disease and he has particular interest in the area of acute decompensated heart failure and the use of mechanical circulatory support devices.
The Aguirre Lab both develops and applies innovative molecular imaging and advanced microscopy technologies to investigate the pathophysiology of myocardial infarction, heart failure, and circulatory shock. The lab has pioneered the use of cardiac intravital microscopy to study the beating heart at cellular resolution in animal models and has explored multiple applications of this technology. In addition, the lab studies acute decompensated heart failure and shock in human patients using machine learning applied to data from the cardiac intensive care units at the MGH. Work in the lab has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, and CRICO.
Cardiac Physiology and Disease