The Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (CNIC) is a leading international research center dedicated to understanding the basis of cardiovascular health and disease and to translating this knowledge into improved patient care. It is funded through a pioneering public- private partnership between the Spanish Government and the Pro CNIC Foundation. CNIC has 28,144 m2 of floor space dedicated to research, equipped with unrivalled advanced imaging technology. Research at the CNIC is organized into two strategic departments focused on Basic and Clinical Research, fully interconnected through three areas: Vascular Pathophysiology, Myocardial Pathophysiology and Cell & Developmental Biology. In addition, CNIC Technical Units bring state-of-the-art instrumentation and methodologies crucial to modern biomedical research cores within the reach of all CNIC investigators.