Presbyterian Heart and Vascular Care has a reputation for conducting high-quality clinical research trials in cardiology. Our discoveries have resulted in cardiovascular care that is innovative, safe, and effective.
What is a Clinical Trial?
A clinical trial is a research study that explores whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans. A trial may also show which medical approaches work best for certain illnesses or groups of people.
Often, but not in all cases, enrolled participants are randomly assigned to the new treatment or to the standard of care. The researchers follow all of the patients closely throughout the trial to determine whether the new therapy is safe and effective.
Participation in a Clinical Trial
Participation in a clinical trial is voluntary and patients are never obligated to do so. There are, however, several reasons why you may be interested in participating in a clinical trial:
- You may be interested in a new therapy, such as a new device, medication, or treatment option.
- You may want to improve care for future patients; which may include participating in a registry, drug or device trial.
- You may have a particular interest in science.
Each trial has specific enrollment criteria for patients who are interested in participating. Not all patients will be eligible.
For information on any of our clinical trials at Presbyterian Heart and Vascular Care, please call our research department at 505-563-2716.