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Section of Atherosclerosis

Houston, Texas

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Participation in Clinical Trials

With more than 20 ongoing clinical trials, the Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention is currently recruiting patients with high cholesterol, high triglycerides, mixed hyperlipidemia, metabolic syndrome, diabetes or peripheral arterial disease.

To refer a patient for a study or for more information, please call 713-798-3171 or 713-798-3330, or e-mail ccdp@bcm.edu.

BMS Inflammation study: Protocol 24969

Do you have heart disease, stroke or narrowed arteries?
If you are between the 18 and 75 years of age and has a history of blockages in the arteries of the heart (coronary heart disease), previous stroke, or poor circulation, you may qualify to participate in a clinical research study. You will receive an investigational drug that is being studied to determine its effects on inflammation in the arteries. Participants will receive at no cost:

  • Study-related drugs
  • PET/CT scans of arteries
  • Echocardiogram
  • Lab, EKG, Chest X-Ray
  • Physical exams
  • Parking

For more information, or to see if you qualify, please contact Baylor College of Medicine, Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at 713-798-3330 or e-mail ccdp@bcm.edu.

The Fish Oil study: BCM Protocol # 25771

Do you have high triglycerides?
We are searching for men and women, over the age of 18 with high triglycerides, to participate in a research study evaluating the safety and effectiveness of an investigational medication. If you qualify, you will receive at no cost:

  • Study-related medication
  • Study-related physical examinations
  • Study-related laboratory tests
  • Counseling on a healthy diet and lifestyle

For more information, or to see if you qualify, please contact Baylor College of Medicine, Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at 713-798-3171 or e-mail ccdp@bcm.edu.

KOWA Carotid MRI Study: H 24139

Do you have atherosclerosis?
If you are between 18 and 75 years old and suffer from atherosclerosis in your carotid arteries (thickening of the artery walls in your neck), you may be eligible to participate in a new research study This study will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a new investigational drug that inhibits the enzyme that converts cholesterol into a form suitable for storage. Participants will receive at no cost:

  • Study-related drugs and procedures
  • Lab and ECG
  • Physical exams
  • Carotid ultrasound (if not recently performed)
  • MRI of your carotid arteries
  • Parking

For more information, or to see if you qualify, please contact Baylor College of Medicine, Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at 713-798-3171 or email ccdp@bcm.edu.

Abbott Carotid IMT: FIRST Study; H 22665

Physicians at Baylor College of Medicine are conducting a research study to determine whether an investigational new drug that is added to your regular cholesterol medicine, will reduce your risk for heart disease. The study will last approximately 30 months with approximately 13 office visits.

Qualified participants will receive study-related procedures, laboratory tests, office visits, and investigational study medication at no charge. You may also receive compensation for travel. Qualified candidates are:

Men and women are at least 45 years of age or older

Diagnosed with high triglycerides, low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, or "good cholesterol," and one or more of the following:

  • Heart Disease (blockages in arteries of the heart)
  • Peripheral Artery Disease - Blockages in the arteries of the leg or neck
  • Diabetes Type ll
  • Stroke/Mini-Stroke
  • Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Stent/Angioplasty
  • Two of the following risk factors for heart disease: cigarette smoking (within the last month), high blood pressure or on treatment for high blood pressure, family history of premature heart disease, waist circumference males >40 inches; females >35 inches, and age (men 45 years or older; women 55 years or older)

For more information, or to see if you are qualified, please call 713-798-3171 or e-mail us at: ccdp@bcm.edu; Fax: 713-798-3577 Baylor College of Medicine Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention 6565 Fannin St, Suite B160A ; Houston, TX 77030

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