Our research team includes cardiologists, clinical scientists, research coordinators and regulatory specialists who work together to advance medical knowledge and patient care.
United Heart & Vascular Clinic provides resources for the prevention, detection and treatment of heart disease. We encourage our patients to take an active role in decisions on their plan of care. This may include options that are only available through clinical research studies.
Our clinic has dedicated research staff that carefully screen any patient who is interested in a study. Participation is strictly voluntary. Each patient must give their permission to participate; and, the patient may revoke this consent at any time during a study.
We participate in a large variety of studies related to heart and vascular diseases. This includes a wide range of studies that may use implantable devices, medications, or other novel therapies to treat a variety of conditions. This includes (but is not limited to) the following areas of cardiology:
Check with your cardiologist if you are interested in learning more about research studies being conducted at United Heart and Vascular Clinic.
United Heart & Vascular Clinic has a designated research department. Our research staff includes coordinators, regulatory specialists, research scientists and financial personnel. The Operations Manager has over 15 years of experience in clinical research management and 35 years in the medical profession. Our medical director, Dr. Alan Bank, has over 30 years of experience in medical practice and research. He is a multi-published author and speaker.
We have access to many tools to assist in the conduction of research. This ranges from onsite clinical support to laboratory, imaging and diagnostic services. It includes a dedicated device clinic, a vascular clinic, a core echocardiography lab, cardiac catheterization labs and operating rooms.
There are dedicated research offices, temperature controlled locked storage/refrigeration, and a designated office for study monitors. We have access to deep freezer storage, advanced lab processing and advanced diagnostic services at United Hospital.
Our providers serve as consultants for clinical research projects and studies for external clients. They are also available to assist with field support training and other educational services.
Research is conducted in compliance to all local, state and federal guidelines and regulations.
To find out more about research services, call 651-241-2819.
This information can help you understand the patient's role in medical research and what questions patients should ask researchers.