What is Clinical Research?
Clinical Research is the study of the safety and effectiveness of medications, devices, diagnostic products and treatment regimens intended to advance medical knowledge in human participants.
A clinical trial participant may be involved in a study for a medication/drug not yet approved by the FDA, or to further evaluate/compare one already approved.
A study may also find that a drug approved for another indication (use) may work for a disease or use they didn’t study before.
Advancements in medicine are only possible with the participation of volunteers in research. We couldn’t do it without you!
Participation is always voluntary and does not affect the care you receive by your cardiologist.