Clinical trials help to find better treatments for many diseases, including cardiovascular disease (heart disease).
Clinical trials are medical research studies which involve people. They are the best way of testing the safety and effectiveness of the latest medications, devices and procedures. Clinical trials also help to guide and develop evidence-based patient care and international/national clinical practice guidelines.
By choosing to join a clinical trial, patients can help cardiovascular disease research. Hundreds of thousands of people all over the world have taken part in clinical trials. These trials have found safer and more effective treatments for cardiovascular disease.
The doctors at Adelaide Cardiology are currently undertaking a variety of cardiovascular clinical trials. Your doctor may suggest you join, or, you may like to ask your doctor about the possibility of participating in a clinical trial. Every trial has guidelines and your doctor will be able to tell you if there is one that may be suitable for you.
To help you decide if you want to participate, you will be given complete information about the study before you agree to take part. This is known as informed consent. Participation in a trial is completely voluntary. If you do not wish to participate, your decision will not affect your care or treatment.