Help Unlock the Mysteries of the Heart
Become a Research Volunteer
St. Francis Hospital is taking part in several major, national clinical studies that could revolutionize the treatment of heart disease. We are currently recruiting patients for the following studies:
- CoreValve ® U.S. Pivotal Trial - St. Francis is now recruiting patients for a trial aimed at examining a revolutionary alternative to open heart surgery for the repair of aortic stenosis. This minimally invasive approach to treating the condition allows some patients to bypass open-heart surgery. In order to qualify, patients must either be considered high risk for undergoing conventional open-heart surgery or not be considered a surgical candidate, at all.
- HTN-3 Symplicity Trial - In an effort to help patients with severe hypertension who are taking multiple medications, St. Francis is exploring a new catheter- based treatment aimed at helping to obtain better blood pressure control. The device under investigation helps to impair the function of sympathetic nerves in order to lower blood pressure.
- Orbit II - St. Francis physicians are evaluating a device designed for treating severely calcified lesions in coronary arteries. The minimally invasive device acts like a roto-rooter to widen narrowed arteries that have excess calcification allowing for optimal stent placement.
To find out more about a particular study or to see if you are eligible to participate in it, please call (516) 562-6790.