Participating in a clinical trial is an important personal decision. At Arizona Heart Rhythm Center, the expert team conducts numerous clinical trials to develop cutting-edge therapies that can save lives. These trials follow predefined protocols to help with heart concerns or observe changes to inform treatments. If you’d like to know more about the clinical trials offered at Arizona Heart Rhythm Center, schedule a consultation online or by phone today at one of their offices in Phoenix, Gilbert, Peoria (Sun City), and Prescott, Arizona.
When you participate in a clinical trial, you have the opportunity to gain access to new research treatments before they’re widely available. In addition, you get to contribute to the well-being of others by being a part of cutting-edge medical research. You’re given a more active role in your own health care as a result, and gain expert medical care at leading health care facilities during the trial.
If you decide to, you have the freedom to leave a clinical trial at any time. You’re just asked to let the researchers know your intentions beforehand.
Each clinical trial has a protocol for who they’re looking to participate. Factors that affect your ability to participate include your:
You must meet the criteria before being able to participate in a clinical trial. The studies Arizona Heart Rhythm Center are running focus on heart health, heart valves, arrhythmias, heart failure, and coronary artery disease (CAD).
The process that occurs during a clinical trial depends on the type of trial being conducted. Usually, your initial health is checked and recorded. You’re given specific instructions as to how to participate in the trial and are monitored by the lead doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals contributing to the trial. Once the trial is complete, the staff keeps in touch with you for follow-up care.
You may undergo more tests and doctor visits than you usually would while participating in a clinical trial. Your strict compliance with the study protocol is necessary as this determines the success of the research.
Doctors follow all ethical and legal codes that govern medical practice when conducting a clinical trial. Most clinical research is federally regulated, so there are built-in safeguards to protect the participants.
Although the results of the trial are reported at scientific meetings, medical journals, and to various government agencies, the names of individual participants are kept confidential and not mentioned in any reporting.
For information about ongoing clinical trials at Arizona Heart Rhythm Center, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.