Heart Disease



Heart Disease

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  • Heart Disease & Overweight
  • Heart Disease & High Cholesterol
Heart Disease & Overweight

Ages Eligible for Study:    45 Years or Older

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female, age greater than or equal to 45 years at the time of signing informed consent
  • Body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 27 kg/m^2
  • Have established cardiovascular (CV) disease as evidenced by at least one of the following: prior myocardial infarction; prior stroke (ischemic or haemorrhagic stroke); or symptomatic peripheral arterial disease (PAD), as evidenced by intermittent claudication with ankle-brachial index (ABI) less than 0.85 (at rest), or peripheral arterial revascularization procedure, or amputation due to atherosclerotic disease

There are additional criteria to meet in order to qualify for this research study. For more information contact us!

Study Location: Crystal River, Fleming Island, Jacksonville

Heart Disease & High Cholesterol

Ages Eligible for Study:    55 Years or Older

Inclusion Criteria:

  • History or evidence of at least one of the following:
    • Prior MI; or
    • Prior ischemic stroke; or
    • Peripheral artery disease as evident by prior lower extremity artery revascularization or aortic aneurysm repair.

Exclusion Criteria:

None of the following must be satisfied (based on self-reported medical history):

    • Acute coronary syndrome or stroke less than 4 weeks before the Screening visit or during the Run-in period;
    • Coronary revascularization procedure planned within the next 6 months;
    • Known chronic liver disease;
    • Current or planned renal dialysis or transplantation

There are additional criteria to meet in order to qualify for this research study. For more information contact us!

Study Location: St. Johns

If you or someone you know has had a heart attack or stroke and is overweight, call us today! We have research studies enrolling now.

No cost, and no health insurance is required to participate.
Ask your doctor or contact our clinic for more information.

For more information call:
(904) 730-0166
Or sign up below!

  • What causes a heart attack?
What causes a heart attack?

What causes a heart attack?

A heart attack (myocardial infarction) means that blood flow to the heart muscle has been decreased enough to cause damage to the heart muscle.  Some causes of blocked blood flow include blood clots, cholesterol build up, and rupture of plaque within the blood vessel.  For those who have already suffered a heart attack, it is important to reduce the risk of recurrent attacks. Research has shown that there are several steps that can be taken to help reduce the risk of recurrent heart attacks.

Proven things you can do to prevent heart attacks

  • Lower cholesterol
  • Lower triglycerides
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Stop smoking and avoid secondhand smoke
  • Eat fish
  • Increase physical activity as allowed by your doctor. Inactive people have nearly twice the risk of heart disease as those who are active.
  • Talk with your doctor about medicines that can decrease blood clotting

Medications that can reduce risk of heart attack

  • Cholesterol lowering medication, which include statins and non-statins
  • Triglyceride lowering medications
  • Medications that decrease inflammation

Participating in a research study can help keep you motivated on your journey to better health. If you are interested in participating in any of our research studies, call your local office today!

Heart Disease research is enrolling at:

Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research
4085 University Blvd., South
Suite 1
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 730-0166

Fleming Island Center for Clinical Research
1679 Eagle Harbor Parkway
Suite D, 2nd Floor
Fleming Island, FL 32003
(904) 621-0390

St. Johns Center for Clinical Research
145 Hilden Road
Suite 120
Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
(904) 209-0043

Nature Coast Clinical Research
6122 West Corporate Oaks Drive
Crystal River, FL 34429
(352) 861-1865

Learn More

If you want us to contact you about our research studies call (904) 730-0166 or sign up below!

Crystal River, Fleming Island, Jacksonville, St. Johns
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As a proven clinical research organization, we take every precaution to assure the safety of and maximize the value for our research volunteers. Qualified doctors, nurses and study coordinators on staff provide support and care throughout the research trial. Participation is always voluntary. We appreciate the time and effort that research volunteers bring to this important process.

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