Current Clinical Trials
What is a clinical trial?
A clinical trial is a health-related research study using people or patients that volunteer to be tested on. Clinical trials are done to decide whether a certain treatment or device is safe for medical use on people and if it works. Some clinical trials are done to see if one medical treatment is better than another.
Clinical trials can be sponsored by the national government, local medical school, private pharmaceutical or device company, or an interest group. Clinical trials can take place in universities, medical centers, clinics, doctor's offices, hospitals, or federally- and industry-funded research sites.
Are they safe to join?
Regulations exist to try to make sure that everything is being done to make the study as safe as possible. Since clinical trials are studies, the safety in taking part of the study is not guaranteed
If you are thinking of joining a clinical trial, be sure to read all the information about the study, the treatment or device being tested, and the possible side effects.
You must read and agree to being part of the study in order to be included.
Are there any current Trials I can participate in?
For a list of current and past clinical trials related to high blood pressure research, please click here.
If you are thinking of participating in a clinical trial, you should talk to your doctor about it first.