Valley Heart & Vascular Institute - Clinical Trials
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What is a Clinical Trial?

A clinical trial is a research study to evaluate new ways of diagnosing and treating various diseases. A clinical trial is carefully conducted by physicians, researchers, and nurses to find treatments that work and ways to improve patients' health. Clinical trials are responsible for many new medications and procedures that help patients today that were not available just a short time ago.

At The Valley Hospital we have approximately 30 cardiac clinical trials open to participants who meet certain criteria for each study. More than 200 patients in clinical trials are currently being followed up by our board-certified cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and research nurses. Just a few of the trials taking place at Valley include studies to evaluate new drug-coated cardiac stents, new medications, new methods in cardiac surgery, combinations of medications, heart valves, a registry to monitor patients, and studies to evaluate the quality of life of patients who receive pacemakers.

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