What is a clinical trial?
Clinical trials are studies conducted on people to determine whether a drug, therapy, surgical or behavioral intervention, or a medical device is safe and effective in treating specific medical conditions.
Clinical trials are a crucial step in the clinical research path toward providing better treatments for people burdened by a disease or medical condition.
Clinical trials typically require cooperation and coordination among physicians and other health care providers, patients, government agencies, and industry.
The objective of the Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN) is to conduct clinical trials that advance therapy for patients suffering from cardiac disease.
CTSN is committed to enrolling diverse populations of patients. All patients who meet eligibility criteria will be included in the study regardless of gender, race or ethnicity.