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Evaluation of Patients With Heart Disease Not Eligible for Research Protocols

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified March 22, 2017 by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) ( National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) )
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) ( National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) ) Identifier:
First received: November 3, 1999
Last updated: April 21, 2017
Last verified: March 22, 2017

An important mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is to develop and carry out research studies designed to improve understanding of disease processes and treatments.

Clinical research continues to become more focused on specific diseases and the signs and symptoms of diseases in specific groups of people and patients.

This study is designed to permit inpatient evaluation and care of patients with heart disease who do not qualify to participate in research studies being conducted by the Cardiology Branch of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). These patients are valuable to the Cardiology Branch of the NHLBI because they help to improve training and experience of its researchers.

Heart Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients With Heart and Vascular Disease (Training Protocol)

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) ( National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) ):

Estimated Enrollment: 99999999
Study Start Date: January 6, 1995
Detailed Description:
An important mission of the NIH is to the conduct of research that elucidates biological mechanisms, pathogenesis and treatment of diseases. Clinical research has evolved into an increasingly narrow focus on specific diseases and disease presentations in select subgroups of patients. It is desirable and consistent with Clinical Center policy, for clinical investigators to maintain exposure to a more broad spectrum of disease and disease presentations than mandated by the clinical research protocols in order to preserve clinical skills of physician and nursing staff, ensure adequate training of clinical research fellows, and stimulate ideas for future clinical research. This protocol permits evaluation and treatment of patients with cardiovascular diseases who do not fulfill eligibility criteria for participation in existing clinical research protocols, but who are of medical interest for the purpose of training professional staff.

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Patients with cardiovascular disease may participate in this training protocol. The following is a representative list of the types of patient presentations and potential diagnoses eligible for this protocol:

Coronary artery disease with effort or rest angina or inducible myocardial ischemia as determined by noninvasive testing.

Valvular heart disease.

Cardiomyopathies, including restrictive, congestive, and hypertrophic phenotypes.

Peripheral-artery disease of upper or lower extremities, with intermittent pain with activity (e.g. claudication) or limb-threatening ischemia.

Renovascular disease with uncontrolled hypertension, intermittent pulmonary edema, or evidence of ischemic nephropathy.

Congenital heart disease, with communications between chambers or major vessels

Heart surgery patients treated at the Clinical Center prior to closure of the Heart Surgery Branch in 1990


Pregnancy, for those patients who require testing or treatment requiring dobutamine, gadolinium or contrast media or radiation exposure.

Inability of patient, parent or legal guardian to provide informed consent.

  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00001458

Contact: Annette Stine, R.N. (301) 402-5558
Contact: Robert J Lederman, M.D. (301) 402-6769

United States, Maryland
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike Recruiting
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Contact: For more information at the NIH Clinical Center contact Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office (PRPL)    800-411-1222 ext TTY8664111010   
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Principal Investigator: Robert J Lederman, M.D. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Identifier: NCT00001458     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 950047
Study First Received: November 3, 1999
Last Updated: April 21, 2017

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) ( National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) ):
Cardiac Catheterization
Heart Disease
Exercise Testing
Radionuclide Stress Testing
Holter Monitoring
Muscle Leg Pain
Leg Pain
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Intermittent Claudication
Renal Vascular Disease
Uncontrolled Hypertension

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017