Therapy Area Heart & Blood Vessels Disease
Our Heart & Blood Vessels Disease Research Studies
The heart and circulatory system (also called the cardiovascular or blood vessel system) deliver blood to every cell in our body through a network of blood vessels. Problems to the blood vessels are common and can result in high blood pressure, poor circulation (peripheral arterial disease), atherosclerosis which is where the wall of the artery becomes thickened. Problems with the blood clotting system can result in blood clots.
The most common cause of heart disease is narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart itself and is the reason that most people have a heart attack. You are more likely to have problems with your blood vessels as you get older or if you have risk factors such as a family history of vascular or heart disease, conditions that affects the heart or blood vessels (such as high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol), if you have previously had a heart attack or stroke or if you have a smoking history or are obese.
We conduct research studies for conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diseases that put you at a greater risk of having a heart attack / stoke or a recurrence of these events. We will normally conduct an evaluation of your lipid profile as part of a cardiovascular study evaluation. Details of our current studies are listed below.
Volunteer to participate
We are currently recruiting patients and healthy volunteers to participate in clinical research studies at our clinic. If you are a healthy volunteer or would like assistance in finding the right study for you, please join our Volunteer Mailing List by filling out the Volunteer List form and we will contact you when new studies are available.