What are Clinical Trials?
Clinical trials are research studies that explore whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans.
The Importance of Children in Clinical Studies
Children have often had to accept medicines and treatments based on what is known to work in adults. As a society, we should not agree to this "hand-me-down" approach. Many efforts are being made to provide proper research for children, to find the best treatments, drugs, and devices for them. Read more about Children and Clinical Studies.
These studies are conducted by the NHLBI at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. We welcome inquiries from patients as well as physicians. Studies include research on diseases of the heart and blood vessels, lungs, blood cells and bone marrow, and cholesterol. Qualified patients will receive free evaluation and treatment.