What are clinical trials?
Clinical trials, also called research studies, are managed by government agencies, educational institutions, private not-for-profit organizations, or commercial businesses, to develop, produce, and evaluate the effectiveness of new treatments and therapies for diseases. New trials are added on a routine basis, and many clinical trials accept only a limited number of participants.
Each trial or study will have a very specific set of illness characteristics which the patient must meet if they wish to participate (“inclusion” and “exclusion” criteria). These may include medications you have been on, how long you have had your illness, and the state of your health in general.
We suggest you check back often if you are interested in a specific treatment for a specific condition in order to review your options.
For more information on active clinical trials, please contact the South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute at 843-792-8300or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more about MUSC's Division of Cardiology Research Program here.