If you are interested in participating in research, here are some good things to know:
What is a Clinical Trial?
Clinical trials usually compare a new medical device or medication to one that doctors already use.
Often, but not in all cases, researchers randomly assign patients who are enrolled in the trial to the new treatment or to the standard of care. The researchers follow all of the patients closely for a period of time to determine whether the new therapy is safe and effective.
Volunteering for a Clinical Trial
Volunteering for a clinical trial is a choice and patients are never obligated to do so. There are several reasons why you may be interested in volunteering for a clinical trial:
- You may be interested in a new therapy
- You may want to improve care for future patients
- You may have a particular interest in science
If you would like specific information about one of our clinical trials, please call our main number.
We are deeply grateful to our patients who consent to research studies. Their efforts have helped us to make cardiovascular medicine safer and more effective for all patients.