Clinical Trials

Obesity in patients who have had a heart attack or stroke

Posted on 12/30/2018
Research has shown that treatment with semaglutide (an FDA approved drug) may reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack in people with type 2 diabetes.  The purpose of this study is to assess whether semaglutide reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke in people who are overweight or obese.

You may qualify to participate in this study if:
  • You have had a stroke or heart attack, or have poor circulation (peripheral arterial disease)
  • You are 45 years of age or older
  • You are overweight or obese
  • You are able to attend regular clinic visits and receive phone calls over a period of 3-5 years

If you qualify for this study, you will receive study-related care, including regular health check-ups and guidance on healthy lifestyle choices.  You will also be compensated $50 for every clinic visit you attend up to $1,250.  
What Our Research Patients are Saying
Being able to participate in the COPD research study has been a life changing event for me.  This is an ongoing positive experience that has already made major differences in my health and the quality of my life. 
 
At the initial interview I was met by a team of friendly, caring, extremely knowledgeable and professional staff.  The high level of care and concern extended to me by the research doctor and everyone involved in this research study is phenomenal.  The research coordinator who I’ve been assigned to is simply “The Best”.  She answers and explains every question I have, she listens when I am having problems with my COPD, and offers helpful suggestions to get me through the rough spots.  She cheers me on when I need it most and follows up with phone calls to make certain I’m ok afterwards.
 
I’m amazed with the positive changes in my health from the first month of my participation. To cough is a rare occurrence where previously it was chronic…all day, every day.   Just walking short distances would render me breathless.  I now can walk longer, do more physically, and breathe much better.  I’m also not so tired all the time.  What a welcome change!
 
I’m happier, less fearful, and more confident in coping with COPD as a result of this research program.  If my participation can contribute to helping others cope with COPD that would be the absolutely ultimate outcome for me.  Thank you for allowing me this opportunity.     
~ S.T.

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