Find NHLBI Clinical Trials

Search selected NHLBI-supported clinical trials and observational studies by condition, location, or age group. You can also view the complete list of NHLBI-funded studies at ClinicalTrials.gov.

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Recruiting
Maryland
Virginia
Are you an adult with ischemic or non-ischemic cardiomyopathy? This observational study will group and follow patients at a higher risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD) who receive an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) pulse generator replacement as a prevention measure. The study hypothesizes that abnormalities of the heart, some of which are genetically determined, can be used to identify patients at high risk of SCD. To participate in this study, you must be between 18 and 85 years old and have ischemic or non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. You must also be getting your initial ICD implant for primary prevention or a programmed generator replacement if the ICD was originally implanted for SCD primary prevention. The study takes place in Baltimore, Maryland; Richmond, Virginia; and Washington, DC.
Adult, Older Adult
Recruiting
New York
Are you an adult with ischemic cardiomyopathy? This study is investigating ways to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in people with ischemic cardiomyopathy. Researchers in this study are also working to determine which patients could benefit from an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, a device that is connected to the heart that can detect and stop irregular heartbeats called arrythmias. To participate in this study, you must be 18 years old or older and have ischemic cardiomyopathy. This study takes place in Buffalo, New York.
Adult, Older Adult
Recruiting
Indiana
Are you a woman who is postmenopausal or a man older than 65? This study will investigate the effects of oral progesterone for older women and testosterone for older men on QT intervals. QT intervals that are increased by medicine can lead to dangerous heart rhythm problems. Researchers hope to learn more about why this happens and how to deliver safer doses. This study is located in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Adult, Older Adult
Accepting Healthy Volunteers
Recruiting
Maryland
Do you or your child have a lung disease? This study will investigate the genes involved in the breathing process and in the development of lung diseases such as asthma or sarcoidosis to improve understanding of the role they play. To participate in this study, you or your child must be between 2 and 90 years old. This study is located in Bethesda, Maryland, at the NIH Clinical Center.
All Ages
Accepting Healthy Volunteers
Recruiting
Alabama
Do you have chronic bronchitis and COPD and want to improve treatment? This study will be testing how well a medicine called ivacaftor that is used to treat cystic fibrosis works also to treat symptoms of chronic bronchitis. New research suggests chronic bronchitis may be due to a problem similar to cystic fibrosis. To participate in this study, you must be 40 to 80 years old, have a history of smoking, and have not been diagnosed with asthma or cystic fibrosis. This study will be conducted in Birmingham, Alabama.
Adult, Older Adult
Recruiting
Massachusetts
Do you have COPD? This study will be looking for genes that may play a role in the development of COPD by looking at the blood from patients who have COPD, as well as the blood from those patients’ family members. To participate in this study, you must be 52 years old or younger and must not be pregnant or have other serious lung diseases such as lung cancer. This study will be conducted in Boston, Massachusetts.
All Ages
Recruiting
Maryland
Are you an adult with a lung disease such as COPD, chronic bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, or emphysema? This study aims to discover if low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans are as effective as regular CT scans in monitoring your COPD. This study is located in Bethesda, Maryland, at the NIH Clinical Center.
All Ages
Accepting Healthy Volunteers
Recruiting
New York
Do you have COPD, or are you a healthy volunteer who is willing to do an imaging test? This study will use an imaging test called single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) to compare the lung function of patients who have COPD with healthy volunteers who smoke and who do not smoke. The CT scan can detect death of cells in a process called apoptosis, which is linked to severe COPD and cannot be seen in the normal adult lung. To participate in this study, you must be at least 18 years old and either have moderate to severe COPD, not have COPD and be a smoker for longer than 10 years, or not have COPD and never smoked. This study is located in New York, New York.
Adult, Older Adult
Accepting Healthy Volunteers
Recruiting
California
Do you have asthma, COPD, or asthma COPD overlap syndrome? This study will look at whether a health coach can help people who have asthma, COPD, or asthma-COPD overlap syndrome with their condition. You will be randomly selected to meet with either a lung specialist alone or a lung specialist and a health coach, who will give you recommendations to improve your care and better manage your condition. To participate in this study, you must be age 18 or older, have asthma or COPD, and not already be seeing a lung specialist. You also must get your care from one of 10 health centers in San Francisco, California. This study is located in San Francisco, California.
Adult, Older Adult
Recruiting
Have you had a heart attack, and do you want to help improve strategies for blood transfusion? The study is comparing two strategies for blood transfusions in heart attack patients who have anemia—whether to give a blood transfusion when the hemoglobin level is less than 10 g/dL, or to give blood only when the blood count is below 8 g/dL. To participate in this study, you must be at least 18 years old, have anemia, and be hospitalized for a heart attack. The study is located in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Adult, Older Adult