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VCU Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

VCU Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Clinical trials

What is a clinical trial?

Although there are many definitions of clinical trials, they are generally considered to be biomedical or health-related research studies in human beings that follow a pre-defined protocol.These include both interventional and observational types of studies. Interventional studies are those in which the research subjects are assigned by the investigator to a treatment or other intervention, and their outcomes are measured. Observational studies are those in which individuals are observed and their outcomes are measured by the investigators.

The VCU Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery conducts clinical trials in many areas. To learn more about clinical trials at VCU or to search for a trial related to your specific condition please visit the VCU Clinical Trials Website.

Current Trials
IRB # PI Name Title Condition Last Posted/Updated
HM11757 Kasirajan, Vigneshwar STAR 2008 STAR (Surgical Treatment for Atrial Arryhtmias Registry) Outcomes Arrhythmias, Cardiac • Atrial Fibrillation • Heart Diseases 1-23-2010 00:00
HM13001 Kasirajan, Vigneshwar SynCardia Freedom Driver System Study Cardiac Transplantation 6-29-2010 10:00
HM11379 Kasirajan, Vigneshwar Clinical Evaluation of the Jarvik 2000 Heart Assist System Heart Diseases • Heart Failure 1-23-2010 00:00
HM12405 Kasirajan, Vigneshwar The effect of Acadesine on clinically significant adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events in high risk subjects undergoing Coronary artery by pass graft surgery using cardiopulmonary bypass. RED-CABG trial (Reduction in cardiovasular events by Acadesine in subjects undergoing CABG. Heart Diseases • Stroke 9-29-2010 11:4
For further information on clinical trials in the division of cardiothoracic surgery please contact Tammy Mormando at 804-628-2520.