Dr. Visovatti’s research interests are based upon the use of exercise to unmask signals of disease that are not present at rest. His translational research program is dedicated to identifying the unique ways in which blood pressure in the lungs, the movement of the walls of the heart, and small molecules circulating in the blood all change during exercise. Dr. Visovatti is using these unique exercise patterns to develop new, very sensitive approaches to identifying conditions including scleroderma-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension at their earliest, most treatable stages.
Dr. Visovatti’s basic science laboratory is engaged in developing novel treatments for pulmonary arterial hypertension that target a pathway that controls blood vessels tone and lung inflammation.
His clinical research projects focus on new methods for treating blood clots in the blood vessels of the lugs.