Research

In addition to our numerous pre-clinical and basic-science studies, we have a large number of short- and long-term clinical trials underway involving the use of new pharmacotherapeutic agents or new therapeutic strategies for the treatment of myocardial ischemia or chest pain, hypertension, heart attack, heart failure, peripheral arterial disease, and arrhythmias.

We are the UF Regional Clinical Center for the NHLBI-sponsored Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network. Four major projects are in the follow-up phase, and studied the use of cell therapy for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and in patients undergoing implant of an LVAD (left ventricular assist device). PACE is actively enrolling patients with peripheral artery disease (blocked blood vessels, usually in leg muscle) to determine whether cells taken from the patient’s own bone marrow and injected intramuscularly into affected sites will improve blood flow.

The tabs at left list our UF Cardiovascular Clinical Trials that are in the active recruitment phase.

For further information on active and forthcoming studies, please contact our Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Office: 352.273.8933.