Clinical trials, also known as clinical studies, are one of the most effective ways that doctors are able to improve health care. These studies look at new ways of treating diseases or conditions, such as cardiac and vascular diseases, as well as examining new combinations of existing drugs. While these trials are a necessary step on a new medication's road to public availability, they can also help patients who participate by providing them with the first benefits of a new approach or medication.
Steward® Centers for Cardiac and Vascular Care partners with various well-renowned facilities to offer patients access to hundreds of the newest treatments through national clinical trials available through the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and other national cooperative groups. Also, for many of the clinical trials being offered, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center and Steward physicians serve as primary investigators, leading the research efforts.
The following Steward locations offer clinical trials for cardiac and vascular care: