Cardiovascular Trials and Other Research Studies

Cardiovascular Trials and Other Research Studies

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What Do You Know About Preventing Heart Disease?

You can take steps to reduce your risk for heart disease. Find out more about preventing heart disease by taking this quiz.

1. Which of these is a cause of heart disease?
2. What can happen if blood flow in an artery is blocked or greatly restricted?
3. Three risk factors for heart disease can't be controlled. Which of these are they?
4. What is considered "high blood pressure"?
5. Why can smoking lead to heart disease?
6. How much exercise is recommended to help prevent heart disease?
7. Your risk for heart disease rises if your body mass index (BMI) is more than 24.9. Why?
8. Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol is considered safe for your heart. What can happen if you drink more?
9. Which of these is a classic symptom of a heart attack?

Through the approval of the Broward Health Institutional Review Board, Broward Health Medical Center offers pharmaceutical-sponsored FDA-approved cardiovascular clinical trials to the community. These various pharmaceutical sponsored trials involve cutting-edge cardiovascular related areas to study cardiac disease, anticoagulants or antithrombotics, blood pressure control, cholesterol control, atrial fibrillation, interventional and cardiology, and diabetes, as well as cardiac device trials.

Cardiovascular clinical trial research is done to help doctors to find a better way to treat and diagnose patients with cardiac disease. The decision to enroll in a clinical trial is completely voluntary. Each trial offers its own opportunities and risks, but many research volunteers find that clinical trials offer these common benefits:

  • opportunity for health care provided by leading physicians in the field of cardiac research
  • access to new drugs and interventions before they are widely available
  • for you to have a more active role in your own health care
  • close monitoring of your health care and any side effects
  • you may be the first to benefit, if the approach being studied is found to be helpful to the disease being studied
  • an opportunity to make a valuable contribution to cardiac research

If you think that you may qualify for a study and wish to participate, call the senior research nurses at the cardiovascular research department. Please call Broward Health Medical Center Cardiovascular Research at 954-468-5237 and leave your name and number, along with the study name that you think that you may qualify for and a research nurse will contact you.

For further information, please visit: http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/

Please call the Principal Investigator or Study coordinator with any questions or potential subjects.

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