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.
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.