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This a Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled trial. for Assessing the
impact of... A LDL-Cholesterol reduction on Major Cardiovascular Events
for Patients that had a Stroke or a MI. It a 5 years trial with a new
Lipid reduction auto-injector drug plus their current statin. So if you
have had a heart attack, stroke or peripheral arterial disease, you may
be eligible for our clinical trial.
The purpose of this study is the ultimate goal of the FOURIER study is to find out if the investigational medication may reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in people who have experienced a prior heart attack stroke or peripheral arterial disease, when compared to placebo.
What is a clinical research study?
A clinical research study is a study in human participants to help answer specific health-related questions. Some research studies determine whether investigational treatments or new ways of using approved treatments are safe and effective.
What is the investigational medication?
The investigational medication may reduce risk of cardiovascular disease by promoting the transport of low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol out of the bloodstream. The investigational medication is an anti-body (protein) that will will be delivered by injection just below the skin.
Who is eligible for this research study?
You may be eligible if you are 40-85 years of age, diagnosed with heart attack, stroke or peripheral arterial disease (blocking or hardening of arteries in the legs). There are other eligibility requirements that the study doctor will review with you if you are interested in participating in this study. The study doctor is the only person who can determine whether you are eligible to participate in the study or not.
What can I gain from joining a clinical research study?
Participants in clinical research play an integral role in developing potentially better ways to treat various medical conditions. Additionally, throughout your participation in a clinical research study, you will receive study-related medical care and monitoring.
What questions should I ask if I am thinking about a clinical
If you want to take part in a clinical research study, you should inform the study doctor and his/her staff of your interest. If you qualify to participate, the study doctor and his/her staff will provide you with the informed Consent document, which will provide you with more information regarding the study. They will review all the information with you and give you the opportunity to ask question about anything you do not understand. Questions you should ask include; if the study medication is investigational? what treatments are available for your condition? how long does the study last? what benefits or side effects might you experience? what happens if I have side effects?
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Hyperlipidemia Clinical Research