The Jesse E. Edwards Registry serves as a vital repository of knowledge that is regularly utilized by practicing cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and other physicians worldwide, particularly those dealing with rare or unusual cases.
The extensive collection enables researchers and cardiovascular specialists in training to examine multiple examples of conditions so rarely seen that, without the specimens in the Jesse E. Edwards Registry, patterns of the disease would likely not be apparent.
Our mission and goals are:
Specimens come from autopsies or surgical pathology referrals from many different institutions all over the United States and overseas including hospitals, medical examiners, medical device companies and organ procurement facilities.
Upon receipt of these specimens, our pathologists complete diagnostic and investigational studies with a detailed analysis and report. Our specimens are cataloged and cross-referenced for posterity, to be used for many purposes, including the study of both congenital and adult heart diseases now rarely seen.
We not only have almost every known heart disease, but multiple specimens of each. We continue to gain knowledge through teaching and research on our nation's No. 1 killer, heart disease.
The Jesse E. Edwards Registry of Cardiovascular Disease was founded in the early 1960s by Jesse E. Edwards, MD, at Miller Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. By 1987, the collection had grown in size and prominence and moved to more appropriate facilities in the St. Paul Heart and Lung Center. At that time the directorship was turned over to Jack L. Titus, MD, who is renowned in the cardiovascular world.
To send a cardiac specimen:
Jesse E. Edwards Registry of Cardiovascular Disease 333 North Smith Avenue Room 4625 St. Paul, MN 55102 651-241-7114 (fax)