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Pilot study to determine safety of lower extremity injection of agitated saline for echocardiography of the heart.

Prospective study to compare safety of upper versus lower extremity injection agitated saline (bubble study) using echocardiography of the heart.

Carmelo Panetta
18 years and over
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00016117
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• 18 years or older
• "bubble study" i.e. echocardiography with agitated saline injection ordered
Exclusion Criteria:

• enrolled in another drug or medical device study within 30 days of study enrollment.
• liver failure in past 6 months
Heart & Vascular
Echocardiogram, PFO
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Proteomics of Post-Operative Complications in Patients undergoing CABG

This study aims to identify independent blood-based risk factors for postoperative complications and near-term events among patients undergoing CABG surgery. In particular, this study will be using proteomics, the study of all proteins produced by the cells found in blood, as well as genetic analysis to identify potential predictive markers of postoperative complications. We will collect blood samples from before and after surgery. This study does not involve any medical treatment other than the one prescribed by your doctor, nor does it involve any additional medical procedures.

Brian Steffen
18 years and over
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00018957
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• Undergoing CABG procedure at MHealth Fairview hospital
• 45-80 years of age
Exclusion Criteria:

• high risk patient as determined by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Risk Assessment Score after designated number of patients have been included (study staff will review)
Heart & Vascular
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG), Heart Surgery
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A Phase 3, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study of Levosimendan in Pulmonary Hypertension Patients With Heart Failure With Preserved Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (PH-HFpEF); LEVEL: LEVosimendan to Improve Exercise Limitation in Patients With PH-HFpEF (LEVEL)

Levosimendan has not been approved by the FDA to treat people who have PH-HFpEF or approved to be taken by mouth (orally). In this study, we will measure the amount of levosimendan in blood at various times and evaluate the change in participants 6-Minute Walk Distance.

Thenappan Thenappan
18 years and over
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00020954
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• 18 to 85 years old
• diagnosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension
• on stable doses of heart medication for at least 30 days
• there are specific requirements for birth control for women and men
• see link to clinicaltrials.gov for complete inclusion & exclusion criteria
Exclusion Criteria:

• ability to walk is limited by anything other than symptoms (shortness of breath and fatigue) related to pulmonary hypertension
• other diagnosis related to heart function such as valve disease, cardiomyopathy, etc.
• current lung disease
• study staff will review additional inclusion & exclusion criteria
Heart & Vascular, Rare Diseases
Clinics and Surgery Center (CSC), levosimendan, PH-HFpEF, pulmonary arterial hypertension, pulmonary vascular disease
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Chilled Platelet Study (CHIPS)

The purpose of this research study is to compare the transfusion of cold-stored (refrigerated) platelets to standard room temperature stored platelets. The goal of the trial is to determine whether platelets stored cold are similar or better at stopping bleeding compared to platelets stored at room temperature and, if so, to determine the maximum duration of cold storage that maintains a similar effect on bleeding

Claudia Cohn
Not specified
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SITE00001231
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• age greater than 28 days and less than 85 years
• planned complex cardiac surgery with planned use of cardiopulmonary bypass
Exclusion Criteria:

• known or suspected pregnancy
• conscious objection or unwillingness to receive blood products
• known congenital platelet disorder or bleeding disorder
• additional exclusion criteria (study staff will review)
Heart & Vascular
CABG, cardiac surgery, cardiopulmonary bypass
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Collaborative Solutions for Breaking Up Sedentary Time in Black Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: The Interrupt T2D Study

Black Americans are 60% more likely to be diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) and 2 times more likely to die from T2D than non-Hispanic White Americans. Recent research has shown that sedentary behavior (such as sitting or lying down) have a significant negative impact on health. We are doing a small study with older people who identify as Black or African American and have T2D to look at ways to reduce sedentary behavior. The study will last about 1-2 months for each participant.

Mary Whipple
18 years and over
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00021174
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• self-identify as Black or African American.
• 55 years and older
• speak and read English.
• self-reported diagnosis of type 2 diabetes (T2D)
Exclusion Criteria:

• evidence of cognitive impairment that could impact ability to consent and/or participation
• physical impairment or disability that interferes with ability to engage in physical activity such as severe osteoarthritis, lower extremity amputation (other than toe(s) or partial foot), regular use of a walker or wheelchair, etc.
• unstable medical or mental health condition (study staff will review)
Diabetes & Endocrine, Heart & Vascular, Prevention & Wellness
behavior change, community engaged research, diabetes, physical activity, sedentary behavior, T2D
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Randomized Clinical Evaluation of the AccuCinch Ventricular Restoration System in Patients who Present with Symptomatic Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF)

The objective of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the AccuCinch Ventricular Restoration System in patients with symptomatic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF).

Greg Helmer
18 years and over
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00013236
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Inclusion Criteria:

• at least 18 years old
• Ejection Fraction: between 20% and 40% measured by transthoracic echocardiography (TTE)
• diagnosis and treatment for heart failure should be established at least 90 days before entering the study & should be on stable, optimal medical therapy for at least 30 days
Exclusion Criteria:

• myocardial infarction or any percutaneous cardiovascular intervention, cardiovascular surgery, or carotid surgery within 90 days prior to consent
• any planned cardiac surgery or interventions within the next 180 days
• women who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast feeding
• additional cardiac and medical diagnosis will exclude participation (study staff will review)
Heart & Vascular
Clinics and Surgery Center (CSC), Dilated Cardiomyopathy, Heart Failure, Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF)

Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study - Visits Component

The purpose of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study - ARIC Generation 2 research study is to evaluate the link between glucose and heart problems in adults with type 2 diabetes. Heart problems can be common in people with type 2 diabetes. We are interested in measuring your blood sugar (glucose) using a continuous glucose monitor and monitoring your heart rhythm at the same time.

Pamela Lutsey
18 years and over
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
SITE00001721
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• Have a diagnosis of Type II Diabetes
• Age 50-80 years old
• Be willing to wear a continuous glucose monitor and heart rhythm monitor for two weeks
• Fluent English speaker
Exclusion Criteria:

• Pacemaker
• Allergy to adhesive tape
• Planning to move away from the Minneapolis area in the next four years
• Live in nursing home/long-term care facility
• diagnosed with dementia or unable to consent for self
Diabetes & Endocrine, Heart & Vascular
aging, cognition, heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes, ARIC
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Tissue biopsies for the study of FSHD

A single visit study with muscle and/or skin biopsy / blood draw, performed to determine whether a molecular or cellular defect can be attributed to cells of Fascioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD) muscle. This study is recruiting both individuals with genetically confirmed FSHD as well as unaffected healthy (control) individuals.

Michael Kyba
Not specified
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STUDY00000409
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Genetic confirmation of Fascioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD)
• at least 4 years old
• Healthy Family Members: parent or sibling of someone who has FSHD
Exclusion Criteria:

• heart failure, respiratory insufficiency that requires respiratory support
• taking anticoagulants or anti platelet medications (aspirin or NSAIDs)
Rare Diseases, Heart & Vascular
Fascioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD), Clinics and Surgery Center (CSC)
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Effects of ziltivekimab versus placebo on morbidity and mortality in patients with heart failure with mildly reduced or preserved ejection fraction and systemic inflammation. (HERMES)

We are looking at a new drug called 'ziltivekimab' to see if it can be used to treat people living with heart failure and inflammation. People will get either ziltivekimab or a placebo (inactive dummy drug). The study drug is an injection given into the fold of the skin on the stomach, thigh or upper arm once every month. People will take the study drug for up to 4 years.

Les Forgosh
18 years and over
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
SITE00001919
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• at least 18 years old
• diagnosis of heart failure
• hospitalization or urgent/unplanned visit with a primary diagnosis of decompensated heart failure which required intravenous diuretic treatment, within the last 9 months prior to starting the study
• left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) greater than 40% documented by echocardiogram in the past year
• contact study staff for additional requirements
Exclusion Criteria:

• myocardial infarction, stroke, unstable angina pectoris, transient ischemic attack, or heart failure hospitalization within 30 days
• planned cardiac procedures (ablation, revascularization
• primary pulmonary hypertension, chronic pulmonary embolism, severe pulmonary disease including COPD etc.)
• women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or planning to get pregnant during the study period.
• contact study staff for additional exclusion criteria
Heart & Vascular
Heart Failure
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Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement with the Medtronic Intrepid™ TMVR System in patients with severe symptomatic mitral regurgitation – APOLLO Trial (APOLLO)

The purpose of this study is to determine if replacing the mitral valve without open-heart surgery is as safe and effective as standard mitral valve surgery in patients with similar medical conditions. This system allows a bioprosthetic mitral valve (investigational valve) to be implanted through a long, thin, flexible tube that is inserted through an incision in the side of the chest or through an incision made in the groin area and through a vein in the leg. Participation in the study is expected to last approximately 5 years from the day the valve is implanted.

Greg Helmer
18 years and over
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00017497
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• diagnosis of moderate or severe mitral value regurgitation with symptoms
• multidisciplinary heart team thinks patient is not able to have treatment an approved transcatheter repair or conventional mitral valve procedure
Exclusion Criteria:

• prior transcatheter mitral valve procedure with device currently implanted
• left ventricular ejection fraction <30%
Heart & Vascular
Clinics and Surgery Center (CSC), Intrepid, Mitral valve, Mitral Valve Replacement, TAVR

CAROTID REVASCULARIZATION AND MEDICAL MANAGEMENT FOR ASYMPTOMATIC CAROTID STENOSIS TRIAL (CREST-2) PROTOCOL (CREST-2)

CREST-2 is a parallel trial to compare carotid endarterectomy + intensive medical management (IMM) vs IMM alone, and carotid artery stenting plus IMM vs IMM alone in patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis >70%.

Andrew Grande
18 years and over
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
SITE00000106
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• patients at least 35 years old
• confirmed diagnosis of carotid stenosis
• no history of stroke or TIA on the side of the stenosis in the past six months
Exclusion Criteria:

• other significant medical diagnosis (study staff will review)
• taking anticoagulants
• specific exclusion criteria exist for stent and surgery (contact study staff for more information)
Heart & Vascular
Carotid Stenosis
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Anticoagulation in Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ICH) Survivors&#13;&#10;for Stroke Prevention and Recovery (ASPIRE)

This study will compare the effects of apixaban to aspirin in patients who have atrial fibrillation and a recent brain hemorrhage to see which is better in preventing strokes and death.

Oladi Bentho
18 years and over
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
SITE00000694
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Inclusion Criteria:

• diagnosis of Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) confirmed by brain CT or MRI
• documented atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter
• can enter study 14 to 180 days after ICH
• women willing to use highly effective birth control
Exclusion Criteria:

• prior ICH within last 12 months
• women who are pregnant or breast feeding
• allergy to aspirin or apixaban
• persistent, uncontrolled systolic blood pressure (?180 mm Hg)
• contact study staff for additional exclusion criteria
Brain & Nervous System, Heart & Vascular
Anticoagulation, Atrial Fibrillation (AF), CVA, ICH, Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Stroke
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A Randomized, Comparative Effectiveness Study of Staged Complete Revascularization with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention to Treat Coronary Artery Disease vs Medical Management Alone in Patients with Symptomatic Aortic Valve Stenosis undergoing Elective Transfemoral Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: The COMPLETE TAVR Study (COMPLETE TAVR)

The study will be a randomized, multicenter, open-label trial with blinded adjudication of outcomes.

Greg Helmer
18 years and over
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00012707
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• at least 18 years old
• diagnosis of severe symptomatic aortic valve stenosis and coronary artery disease
• successful transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) defined as the implantation of a single transcatheter aortic valve within the past 96 hours
Exclusion Criteria:

• percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) already completed less than 90 days before TAVR
• planned PCI or cardiac surgery
• additional significant heart or medical diagnosis (study team will review)
Heart & Vascular
Clinics and Surgery Center (CSC), Aortic Stenosis, Coronary Artery Disease, TAVR, transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement
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Intermittent Pneumatic Compression with and without Exercise to Improve Functioning in Peripheral Artery Disease: The INTERCEDE TRIAL (INTERCEDE)

The purpose of this study is to establish whether the device, intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC), both with and without walking exercise, can improve the ability to walk and prevent decline in the ability to walk for people with PAD. Intermittent pneumatic compression consists of blood pressure cuffs that are wrapped around the lower legs (below the knees) that inflate three times per minute. These cuffs may improve blood flow to the lower legs and feet.

Diane Treat-Jacobson
18 years and over
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00013094
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Inclusion Criteria:

• diagnosis of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) based on specific criteria that study staff will review
Exclusion Criteria:

• above or below-knee amputation
• wheelchair-bound
• currently have a foot ulcer on bottom of foot or ongoing infection of the toes, foot, or lower extremity
• walking is limited by a symptom other than PAD
• major surgery, revascularization, or orthopedic surgery in the past 3 months or planned in the next 12 months
• already exercising at a level consistent with exercise intervention. Current or recent participation in exercise rehabilitation (within the past three months)
• non English speaking
• BMI greater than 45kg/M2
• major medical illness including Parkinson's Disease, lung disease requiring oxygen, cancer requiring treatment in the previous two years, or life-threatening illness (study staff will review)
Heart & Vascular
peripheral arterial disease, cocoa, intercede, pad, peripheral artery disease, prove
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Physical Rehabilitation for Older Patients with Acute Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (REHAB-HFpEF) (REHAB-HFpEF)

The purpose of this research study is to assess the effect of a physical rehabilitation program for people admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of heart failure. After completing baseline tests, participants will be randomly assigned to one of two study groups. Randomization means that you are put into a group by chance. (It is like flipping a coin.) You will have an equal chance of being placed into either group. Participants are assigned to a rehabilitation intervention (treatment) group, or to the attention control group, that will receive usual care.

Tamas Alexy
18 years and over
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
SITE00001824
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• at least 60 years old
• in the hospital for at least 24 hours to treat acute heart failure
• heart failure episode included symptoms getting worse and the need to add or increase drugs to treat it
• able to walk 4 meters (13 feet) with or without a cane or walker when the study starts
• discharge to an independent living situation
Exclusion Criteria:

• acute heart attack in the past 3 months, or planned intervention in the next 6 months
• severe valve disease
• advanced kidney disease with dialysis planned in the next 6 months
• dementia
• already actively exercising at least 30 minutes at a time, twice a week for the past 6 weeks
Heart & Vascular
Clinics and Surgery Center (CSC), congestive heart failure, exercise program, Heart failure, rehabilitation
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teleABLE: Adapting a Behavioral Activation-Based Intervention to Reduce Post-Stroke Sedentary Behavior Using Telehealth (Formative Phase) (teleABLE)

We are exploring ways to increase physical activity after stroke using a web-based rehabilitation program. The purpose of this study is to adapt the Activating Behavior for Lasting Engagement (ABLE) program using video visits so people with stroke can participate from home.

Emily Kringle
18 years and over
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STUDY00018044
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• experienced a stroke in the last 12 months
• currently spend at least 6 hours per day sitting
• access to a device for virtual video visits
Brain & Nervous System, Heart & Vascular, Prevention & Wellness
dwell, exercise, occupational therapy, physical therapy, remote, stroke rehab, teleable, virtual
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National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative (NPC-QIC) - A Collaborative Initiative to Improve Care of Children with Complex Congenital Heart Disease (NPC-QIC)

Kavisha Shah
Up to 18 years old
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STUDY00004329
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• up to 15 months old
• newborns diagnosed with HLHS or other univentricular condition
• intended to undergo Norwood procedure
Children's Health, Heart & Vascular
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)
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Edwards PASCAL TrAnScatheter Valve RePair System Pivotal Clinical Trial (CLASP II TR): A prospective, multicenter, randomized, controlled pivotal trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of transcatheter tricuspid valve repair with the Edwards PASCAL Transcatheter Valve Repair System and optimal medical therapy (OMT) compared to OMT alone in patients with tricuspid regurgitation (CLASP II TR)

The goal of this trial is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the PASCAL System with optimal medical therapy (OMT) compared to OMT alone in participants with symptomatic severe tricuspid regurgitation. We are studying this in patients who may not be ideal candidates for tricuspid valve surgery (performed via open-heart surgery) and may be eligible for transcatheter tricuspid valve repair (minimally invasive procedure that repairs the valve).

Marat Yanavitski
18 years and over
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SITE00001026
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• at least 18 years old
• symptoms of severe tricuspid valve regurgitation in spite of medical treatment
Exclusion Criteria:

• untreated coronary artery disease, unstable angina, evidence of acute coronary syndrome, recent myocardial infarction
• women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning pregnancy within the next 12 months
• other significant medical diagnosis (study team will review)
Heart & Vascular
Heart Valve, TAVR, Transcatheter Valve Repair System, tricuspid valve
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Asymmetries in motor control and their impact on functional independence

We are trying to learn more about how the brain controls movement and how this affects function after stroke. We expect differences in the side of brain damage to result in distinct movements of each arm. We will collect information with standard clinical exams and movements during tasks completed on the Kinereach virtual reality system. We will compare results between people who have and have not had a stroke.

Shanie Jayasinghe
18 years and over
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00015809
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• right-handed
• stroke occurred at least 3 months ago
• stroke on only one side of brain
• weakness on one side of the body
• able to understand instructions
Exclusion Criteria:

• history of more than 1 stroke
• pacemaker
• pregnant
• major psychiatric diagnosis (schizophrenia, major affective disorder, substance abuse requiring hospitalization)
• significant joint pain
• arthritis
• neurological disease other than stroke
• taking prescription drugs with sedative properties
• unable to have a MRI
Brain & Nervous System, Community Health, Heart & Vascular
stroke, chronic, independence, movement, hemiparesis, deficits, rehabilitation, neuroscience
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Clinical, Electrocardiographic, and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging Risk Factors Associated with Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias in Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy (MARVEN Study)

The purpose of this study is to determine what clinical, electrocardiogram, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging factors identify patients at risk for developing rapid irregular heartbeats requiring therapy by implantable defibrillator. We expect that participation will last for up to 4 years. The procedures will include wearing a heart monitor (Holter) for 24 hours, obtaining a blood sample for markers of heart disease, and having a cardiac magnetic resonance examination with contrast – a substance given intravenously to make the images better, prior to defibrillator implant. After the initial visit, participation will not require any additional visits since information about the clinical course will be acquired from medical records.

Chetan Shenoy
18 years and over
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00007420
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• At least 21 years of age
• Diagnosed with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NICM)
• On optimal medications for management
• If a cardiac defibrillator hasn't been implanted, must be willing to have a cardiac defibrillator implanted within 3 months of study enrollment
• If a cardiac defibrillator has been implanted, it must be more recent than July 1, 2018
Exclusion Criteria:

• Nonischemic cardiomyopathy due to other known causes such as amyloidosis, sarcoidosis, cardiotoxicity due to chemotherapy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy,
• History of prior myocardial infarction, percutaneous coronary intervention, or coronary bypass grafting
• History of ablation to treat ventricular fibrillation
Heart & Vascular
Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), Nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NICM), Clinics and Surgery Center (CSC)
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Cardiac Sarcoidosis Consortium

This is a registry study. The Cardiac Sarcoidosis Consortium (CSC) is an international, multicenter partnership among physicians and allied professionals at major medical centers with the unifying purpose to learn more about cardiac sarcoidosis through collaborative research.

Henri Roukoz
18 years and over
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
1209M20465
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• People who have been diagnosed with Cardiac sarcoidosis (CS)
• History of ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation
• Ventricular arrhythmias treated medically or with an implanted device
Heart & Vascular
Ventricular Tachycardia, Cardiac sarcoidosis, ablation, cardiac ablation, Clinics and Surgery Center (CSC)
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Transcatheter Replacement of Stenotic Aortic Valve through Implantation of ACURATE in Subjects InDicatEd for TAVR

Severe aortic valve stenosis can include stiffening and hardening of the heart valve leaflets (tissue that opens and closes in the heart valve) so that the valve cannot work properly. If left untreated, excessive strain put on the heart muscle will eventually cause it to fail or lead to other serious complications. This study is a research project to assess a way of replacing aortic valves without the need for open-heart surgery and without surgically opening the heart to remove the narrowed valve. The device under study is called the ACURATE Transfemoral Aortic Valve System. The study will compare the safety and effectiveness of the ACURATE Valve, along with other commercially available TAVR devices.

Marat Yanavitski
18 years and over
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
SITE00000630
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Inclusion Criteria:

• severe symptomatic aortic stenosis
• able to return to the hospital for all required follow up visits
• additional requirements from cardiac evaluation/testing (study staff will review)
Exclusion Criteria:

• acute myocardial infarction within 30 days
• cerebrovascular accident (CVA) or transient ischemic attack (TIA) in the past 6 months
• significant medical or mental health issues including specific abnormal lab values (study staff will review)
Heart & Vascular
aortic stenosis, TAVR
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Paravertebral Block to Reduce the Incidence of New Onset Atrial Fibrillation After Cardiac Surgery: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial

To determine if a perioperative infusion of 0.2% ropivacaine via bilateral T3 paravertebral catheters can decrease the incidence of new onset atrial fibrillation following primary CABG and/or valve surgery and compare a number of secondary outcomes.

James Flaherty
18 years and over
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STUDY00009938
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• undergoing one of the following elective or urgent (but not emergency) surgeries: A) Primary Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) B) Primary Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement (sAVR) C) Primary Surgical Mitral Valve Replacement (sMVR) D) Combined CABG & surgical valve replacement
Exclusion Criteria:

• history of atrial fibrillation or flutter
• Infective endocarditis
• Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) < 30%
• redo surgery
• unable to have a block because of local anesthetic allergy, bleeding problem
• Body mass index > 35kg/m2
• woman who is pregnant
Heart & Vascular
Clinics and Surgery Center (CSC), AF, Atrial Fibrillation, CABG, Cardiac Disease, Coronary Artery By-Pass Surgery
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PROmote weight loss in obese PAD patients to preVEnt mobility Loss: The PROVE Trial (PROVE)

More than 65% of people with lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) are overweight or obese. Overweight or obese people with PAD have greater functional impairment and faster functional decline than normal weight people with PAD. Walking exercise is first line therapy to improve walking performance in PAD. However, our NHLBI-funded observational longitudinal study of functional decline in PAD showed that overweight and obese PAD participants who combined weight loss with walking exercise had significantly less functional decline than those who walked for exercise but did not lose weight. Therefore, we hypothesize that among people with PAD who are overweight or obese, a weight loss intervention combined with exercise will improve walking ability more than exercise alone. However, the effects of intentional weight loss in overweight or obese people with PAD are unknown and may not be beneficial if weight loss exacerbates PAD-related sarcopenia. Behavior change that achieves sustained weight loss is particularly challenging in older obese people with chronic disease. Therefore, among people with PAD and BMI>28 kg/m2, we will conduct a randomized clinical trial to test the hypothesis that a weight loss intervention combined with walking exercise achieves greater improvement in functional performance than exercise alone at 12-month follow-up.

Diane Treat-Jacobson
18 years and over
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SITE00000513
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• at least 18 years old
• diagnosis of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) with leg symptoms
• BMI 25kg/m2 or more
Exclusion Criteria:

• above or below knee amputation, critical limb ischemia, or wheelchair confinement
• walking is limited by a condition other than PAD
• heart attack or stroke in the past 3 months
• medical or mental health disease that will interfere with study participations (study staff will review)
• currently walking regularly for exercise at a level comparable to the amount of exercise prescribed in the intervention
• unwilling/unable to use a smart phone and unwilling to attend weekly study sessions
• unable to speak English
Heart & Vascular
cocoa, intercede, pad, peripheral arterial disease, peripheral artery disease, prove
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Autonomic regulation of blood pressure in premature and early menopausal women

The goal of this study is to learn more about the effects of menopause on women's blood pressure and heart health. We are looking for women between the ages of 35 and 70 years to participate in the study. Participants may be pre- or postmenopausal; we are specifically interested in evaluating the influence of premature (< age 40 years) and early (< age 46 years) menopause.

Manda Keller-Ross
18 years and over
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STUDY00004979
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• 35 to 70 years old
• experienced premature (less than 40 years old) or early (45 or younger) menopause OR
• premenopausal 35-49 years of age OR
• typical-age menopause who are between 50-70 years old
• menopause will be confirmed by report of amenorrhea for 12 months
Exclusion Criteria:

• nicotine or tobacco use within the past six months
• have diabetes or asthma
• diagnosed significant carotid stenosis
• additional medical diagnosis (study staff will review)
• women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
Heart & Vascular, Women's Health
Blood Pressure, Early Menopause, Hypertension, Menopause

Stress Response and Opioid Dysfunction in Nicotine Dependence

This study includes healthy adults between 18-70 years old who are either non-smokers or cigarette smokers interested in quitting. The purpose of this study is to learn more about how people respond to stress and to taking one dose of a widely and safely used drug called naltrexone as well as to learn about how these responses relate to whether or not someone smokes, smoking cessation, and smoking relapse.

Mustafa al'Absi
18 years and over
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STUDY00008687
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• Live in Minnesota.
• Between 18-70 years old.
• Generally healthy.
• Want to quit using tobacco and nicotine.
• Are willing to attend up to 11 online (videoconference) study visits over a period of approximately 4 months (though you may be asked to complete the last visits over a period of up to 1 year).
Exclusion Criteria:

• Do not live in Minnesota.
• Not between 18-70 years old.
• Not willing to attend to up to 11 online (videoconference) study visits over a period of approximately 4 months.
Heart & Vascular, Mental Health & Addiction, Prevention & Wellness
cigarette, nicotine, quit smoking, smoker, smoking, smoking cessation, stress, tobacco
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Improving Diagnosis and Treatment in Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CPVT)

This is a multi-center, prospective, observational cohort registry study looking at kids and their relatives with Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CPVT).

Bradley Clark
Not specified
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00011733
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Inclusion Criteria:

• anyone diagnosed with CPVT before 19 years of age.
Exclusion Criteria:

• significant medical history that isn't related to CPVT
Rare Diseases, Heart & Vascular
CPVT, arrhythmia, ventricular tachycardia
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The (IRAD) International Registry for Acute Aortic Dissection (CCMOCPAAD)

The International Registry of Aortic Dissection (IRAD) was created in 1996 by cardiovascular specialists committed to expanding current knowledge of aortic dissection with the goal of improving patient outcomes. This registry study uses a standardized form to capture data from consecutive patients with aortic dissection at participating hospitals.

Stephen Huddleston
18 years and over
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
1111M06641
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Inclusion Criteria:

• 18 to 80 years of age
• clinical diagnosis of acute aortic dissection
• Type A dissection
• Type B dissection
• Retrograde type B dissection
Exclusion Criteria:

• Aortic aneurysm
• Myocardial infarction
• Cerebral accident
• Active infection
Heart & Vascular
Aortic Dissection
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Frailty Assessment by Edmonton Frail Scale to Predict Outcome in Patients Undergoing Cardiovascular Surgery "Frail Heart" Study

We are looking at measures of frailty (including an assessment questionnaire and other data from the medical record) and the relationship to outcomes from cardiac or vascular surgery. The questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete and we will contact you by phone once every three months for one year after your surgery.

Tjorvi Perry
18 years and over
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00009831
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Inclusion Criteria:
People who are having any of the following heart surgery procedures:
• thoracic aortic surgery
• coronary artery bypass graft surgery
• Aortic valve replacement
• Mitral valve replacement or repair
• Tricuspid valve replacement or repair
• Pulmonary valve replacement
• Infective endocarditis surgery
• Open and interventional abdominal aortic revascularization
Exclusion Criteria:

• People who have liver cirrhosis
• People who aren't able to make independent health care decisions
Heart & Vascular
Cardiac Surgery, Coronary Artery Bypass, Heart Valve Replacement, Abdominal Aortic Surgery
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