THE CIRT STUDY
What is the goal of CIRT
If you have had a prior heart attack or have had major blockages in thane one coronary artery, your risk of having future heart attacks or suffering a stroke is high, even if our doctor has you on an aggressive treatment plan. in part, this increased risk is related to high levels of inflammation in your blood vessels. The main goal of the Cardiovascular Inflammation Reduction Trial (CIRT) is to see if reducing inflammation can lower your risk of having a stroke, or dying from heart disease.
AM I ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?
You may be eligible to participate in CIRT if you have had a heart attack or have had major blockages in more than one coronary artery in the past 5 years and you have been diagnosed with either diabetes or a condition called "metabolic Syndrome" which puts you at high risk for developing diabetes. Ask the staff for more information.
CLINICAL RESEARCH DIVISION
Our Research Studies are oriented towards safety with oversight and monitoring by our accredited physicians and research team. High standards and rigid requirements which distinguishes us from other research sites and lets us maintain a quality in patient care.
Gaffney Health Services Sponsored Research Studies include: