Cardiac Hormone Center
USF Health · College of Medicine

What are Cardiac Hormones?



In the early 1980's a group of scientists discovered that the heart contains a family of chemical messengers or hormones that help to lower blood pressure and excrete excess salts from the body. Knowledge obtained from the study of these hormones is already being used to treat high blood pressure and heart disease. Promising research from the USF Cardiac Hormone Center will provide new treatments for heart failure, asthma, diabetes and gastrointestinal disorders.