The NHLBI leads or sponsors studies for patients who have heart, lung, blood, or sleep related diseases or disorders. Find studies for diseases and conditions and see if you or a loved one is eligible.
Are you an adult who does not have high blood pressure and is interested in research?
This study will investigate how the brain regulates the body’s response to stress and how infection with HIV or pre-hypertension affects regulation. Your heart and brain activity will be measured while you are at rest, during a mentally stressful task, and while you feel angry. The study will also test whether a breathing exercise improves regulation. People with and without HIV and pre-hypertension will be included. To participate in this study, you must be between 21 and 65 years old and not have high blood pressure. This study is located in Miami, Florida.
Do you have a high-risk pregnancy?
This study will investigate the use of a non-invasive scan called fetal magnetocardiography to detect potential problems in the fetus in five high-risk pregnancy conditions associated with stillbirth. The scan is normally used to look at fetal heart rhythms. To participate in this study, you must be at least 18 years old and pregnant with one of the following: having a stillbirth in a previous pregnancy, carrying identical twins, or having a fetus that has been diagnosed with major congenital heart disease, fetal hydrops, or fetal gastroschisis. This study takes place in Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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.
Is your child black and 8 to 11 years old?
This study is testing a way of enhancing sleep in children with the goal of preventing obesity. To participate in this study, your child must be 8 to 11 years old and must be black or African American. This study is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Do you have overweight?
Circadian rhythm disorders can cause overweight and obesity. This study is examining how not getting enough sleep causes these complications. To participate in this study, you must be between the ages of 20 and 40 and have overweight but not obesity. This study is located in New York, New York.
Are you a black man or women who has obesity and lives in Washington D.C.? This study aims to understand the health and health needs of people in predominately black churches in Washington, D.C. This information will help researchers design programs to improve heart health in these communities. To participate in this study, you must be between 19 and 85 years old and attend one of the churches in the study. This study is based in Bethesda, Maryland.
Are you pregnant with a BMI of 25 or higher?
This study will evaluate different combinations of counseling during and after pregnancy on issues related to weight gain in pregnancy, including nutrition, physical activity, and mental health. To participate in this study, you must be at least 14 years old, be no more than 18 weeks and four days pregnant, and have had a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or higher before becoming pregnant. This study takes place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Do you or your child have overweight or obesity? This study aims to find effective ways to prevent and treat obesity and metabolic syndrome in African American communities. The study will test the effectiveness of a family-based comprehensive health and fitness programs involving community health workers. Participants must be 12 years old or older and African American and have overweight or obesity. This study takes place in Charleston, South Carolina.
Does your child have higher triglyceride levels but normal cholesterol levels? This study is testing whether a protein supplement called carnitine can help prevent blood vessel stiffness in teenagers who have metabolic syndrome or other risk factors for heart and blood vessel diseases. Participants in this study must be between 13 and 19 years old and have moderate to high blood triglyceride levels but normal blood cholesterol levels. This study takes place in Houston, Texas.
Do you have overweight or obesity and are not in a weight management program? This study is investigating whether self-weighing, combined with follow-up encouragement, promotes weight loss and use of weight management resources. To participate in this study, you must be between 18 and 70 and overweight or obese and with weight-related comorbidity (hypertension, type II diabetes, pre-diabetes, dyslipidemia, sleep apnea). This study is located in Gainesville, Florida.