Current Clinical Trials in Hypertension
What Is a Clinical Trial?
A clinical trial is a health-related research study using people or patients
that volunteer to be given a new treatment or medicine. Clinical trials
are done to determine if a certain treatment or device is effective in
treating diseases and health conditions. Some clinical trials are done
to see if one medical treatment is better than another.
Clinical trials can be sponsored by the government agencies, medical schools,
pharmaceutical or device companies, or interest groups. Clinical trials
can take place in universities, medical centers, clinics, doctor's
offices, hospitals, or federally and industry-funded research sites.
Are Clinical Trials Safe To Join?
Regulations were established to ensure that clinical trials are being done
as safely as possible. Since clinical trials are studies, taking part
in the study is not 100% safe.
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. Participation is voluntary and you can withdraw
at any time. You must agree or consent to participating in 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 on the links below.
If you are thinking of participating in a clinical trial, you should talk
to your doctor about it first.