Clinical trials, heart

Also known as: Vascular and heart clinical trials, Heart and vascular clinical trials

Clinical trials are research studies in which people help doctors and researchers find ways to improve health care. Each study tries to answer scientific questions and to find better ways to prevent, diagnose, or treat disease.

The purpose of a clinical trial is to find out whether a medicine or treatment regimen is safe and effective for the treatment of a specific condition or disease. Clinical trials compare the effectiveness of the study medicine or treatment against standard, accepted treatment, or a placebo if no standard treatment exists.

Through active involvement in cardiac research, Providence Heart and Vascular Institute is making better treatments, faster recovery, and longer-lasting results a reality for people with heart disease. Here patients can access the latest therapies, which are currently available only through clinical trials.