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Heart & Vascular Clinical Trials

New treatments or approaches are studied through clinical trials, or research studies. The cardiologists, surgeons and other experts at the Abington Heart and Vascular Institute – Jefferson Health are often involved in clinical trial research.

This gives our patients opportunities to participate in clinical trials and benefit from innovations before those developments are widely available.

Participating in a Clinical Trial

There is never any obligation for a patient to take part in a clinical trial. Patients who meet study requirements review trial information. After having their questions answered, patients decide if they want to participate.

Our physicians and surgeons serve as the investigators for these studies. There’s also a contact person (usually a nurse) for patient assistance on each trial.

Research studies currently accepting patients, as well as trials now in progress, are listed at the Abington – Jefferson Health Center for Clinical Research.


The high quality and cost-efficiency of our heart services have earned Abington Memorial Hospital recognition as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care® by Independence Blue Cross.Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care

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