Cardiovascular Trials and Other Research Studies

Cardiovascular Trials and Other Research Studies

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What Do You Know About Heart Disease Risk?

Knowing what causes heart disease and how you can prevent it can help you live a longer, healthier life. Take this quiz to find out more about reducing your risk for heart disease.

1. There's nothing you can do to prevent heart disease.
2. Smokers are more likely to have heart disease than nonsmokers.
3. Some risk factors for heart disease can't be changed.
4. You have to exercise at least 1 hour a day to reduce your risk of heart disease.
5. Drinking 3 to 4 alcoholic drinks each day can reduce your risk of heart disease.
6. High blood pressure can put your heart at risk.
7. An average of 100,000 Americans die from heart disease every year.
8. Someone who has had a heart attack is at increased risk of having another.
9. You can't exercise if you have heart disease.
10. Being overweight increases your risk for heart disease.
11. Young women have the same risk for heart disease as young men.
12. Emotions don't affect your risk for heart disease.
13. Your diet doesn't affect your risk for heart disease.
14. No tests can diagnose coronary heart disease.

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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