Heart & Vascular Clinical Trials
New treatments or approaches are studied through clinical trials, or research studies. The cardiologists, surgeons and other experts at Abington Health’s Heart and Vascular Institute 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 Health Center for Clinical Research.