The Clinical Research Department of St. Vincent Heart Clinic Arkansas is dedicated to providing the most innovative and progressive medical care to our patients. By participating in clinical studies sponsored by both pharmaceutical and device companies, our physicians contribute to the advancement of medicine, and bring to our patients the most advanced drugs and devices available in the marketplace. Our Clinical Research Department provides pharmaceutical and device companies a premier source for conducting phase II-IV inpatient and outpatient clinical research and all phases of device research.
St. Vincent Heart Clinic Arkansas physicians have 20 plus years of collective experience in conducting clinical trials. In addition, we employ trained, full-time dedicated research nurse coordinators. Our Clinical Research Manager has over ten years of research experience and has been certified by both the Association of Clinical Research Professionals and the Society of Clinical Research Associates.
Our physicians have a distinct awareness of how to incorporate research into their private practices with their combined experience of over 200 studies. We have successfully conducted clinical trials in the following areas: Acute Coronary Syndrome, Congestive Heart Failure, Anticoagulation, Nuclear Medicine, Angioplasty, Hypertension, Cardiac Arrhythmia and more. In addition, we have conducted clinical trials requiring the following specialized procedures: Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing, Cardiac MRI, Pharmaceutical Stress Testing, Echocardiography, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Pharmacokinetic Sampling.
Are you Interested in Participating in a Clinical Trial?
What is a Research Study?
A clinical research study or clinical trial is a scientific way to improve or develop new methods of health care. Research studies are designed to answer specific questions on how to better prevent, diagnose, or treat diseases and disorders. Research Studies may involve medications, or devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators.
What questions should I ask before deciding to participate?
- What is the purpose of the study?
- Why am I being invited to participate in the study?
- How long will the study last?
- Where will the study take place?
- What will be done as part of the study?
- What will I have to do during the study?
- What are the risks?
- What are the possible benefits?
- Are other treatments or alternatives available?
- Who will see the information that is collected about me?
- What happens if I am injured during the study?
- What type of follow up is there after the study?
- Will I have to pay for any part of the study?
- What expenses will my insurance carrier cover?
Where can I get more information about research studies?
Ongoing St. Vincent Heart Clinic Arkansas Trials
We currently are conducting clinical trials in the following areas. If you are interested in participating, please call our Clinical Research Department at 501-255-6138.
Congestive Heart Failure
Anticoagulation for patients with Atrial Fibrillation
Trial to reduce cardiac events in patients with diabetes, anemia and renal insufficiency
Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy