There is every need to strengthen the cardiac and cardiovascular research to explore more new avenues including the evaluation of current research activities. The Cardiovascular Research needs to focus on cardiovascular disease initiatives, patient care, clinical trials, new tests, treatments, and advancing innovative therapeutics and novel diagnostics to treat and prevent cardiovascular diseases. This session discusses various initiatives, discoveries and the application of latest technologies, new direction to cardiovascular research, the application of latest technologies in research like laser technology, robotics, nanotechnology etc.