All visitors are required to wear masks.

For COVID-19 safety, all visitors to ChristianaCare facilities and services are required to wear masks. This includes visitors who are vaccinated. Please read our visitor guidelines before arrival.

Masks required at outpatient locations; visitors and support persons limited

All visitors at outpatient locations must be masked in alignment with the masking guidelines on our visitation policy page here. Patients at ChristianaCare’s outpatient services are advised to come to their appointments alone unless a support person is absolutely needed. If a support person is needed, such as a parent, guardian or spokesperson, we highly encourage that the support person be vaccinated. Outpatient practices are not requiring vaccination or a negative COVID test for visitors at this time.

All hospital visitors required to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test.

  • Inpatients in our Christiana, Wilmington and Union hospitals may have one visitor daily between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The visitor must be 16 or older.
  • Patients having outpatient surgery may have one support person accompany them. Support persons must be 16 or older.
  • All visitors and surgical support people must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test within the prior 72 hours.

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Clinical Trials

Cardiovascular Research

Think of all of the medical advances we enjoy today that our parents and grandparents probably never dreamed possible—open-heart surgery to open blocked arteries, pacemakers and implantable defibrillators to control irregular heartbeats, even cholesterol-lowering medications. The research advantages we benefit from today are all possible because people before us were willing to test them as volunteers in medical research studies.

The Center for Heart & Vascular Health is actively involved in dozens of current research studies that are advancing the science of cardiovascular care. At any given time, these studies might include new treatments for heart attacks, congestive heart failure, blocked arteries, irregular heartbeats and high cholesterol. Studies include new techniques in cardiac catheterization and open-heart surgery, arrhythmia management, new therapies to reduce the damaging effects of heart disease, and the search for new ways to reduce pain and promote healing for heart patients.

In many nationwide studies, ChristianaCare has been a recognized leader, both in enrolling significant numbers of study participants and in having research results published by our own cardiovascular physicians in world-renowned medical journals.

You can help to shape the future of cardiovascular care

Ask your doctor if there is a clinical trial that might hold the key for a better treatment for your cardiac condition. Not only could it help improve your own health; your participation could help shape the future of cardiovascular care for generations to come. To learn more, or to find out if you qualify for a cardiovascular research trial, call 302-733-2658.