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Clinical Research at Heart & Vascular Institute

Clinical Research at the Heart & Vascular Institute

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. At the Heart & Vascular Institute, our clinical research department is committed to advancing heart and vascular health in Lancaster County through research and community health programs. Physicians from the Heart & Vascular Institute have earned a national reputation for heart and vascular research, making world-class care available close to home.

Benefits of heart and vascular research at LG Health

Participation in heart and vascular research trials and studies offers several advantages. Research programs at LG Health:

  • Keep our physicians on the leading edge of medical knowledge
  • Contribute to the growing body of knowledge that is helping shape the future of heart and vascular care
  • Make medications and treatments available to our patients well in advance of when they are offered to the general public


What we study

At any given time, our physicians are involved in dozens of research studies and trials related to diagnosing and treating heart disease and preventing heart attack and stroke. To this end, we investigate the safety and effectiveness of various drugs, devices and procedures, including:

  • Pacemakers, implanted cardiac defibrillators (ICDs), cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds) and insertable cardiac monitors (ICMs)
  • Equipment used for ablation or cryoablation, which remove unhealthy tissue
  • Drugs used to treat irregular heart beat rhythms, lower cholesterol or control clotting to reduce heart attack risk
  • Drugs used to treat heart failure, often in targeted groups of patients—for example, in those with poor kidney function or those with high levels of uric acid
  • Drugs and implantable devices used to control high blood pressure
  • New procedures and devices to monitor and manage heart failure


For more information

For participants, taking part in research studies and trials can have many benefits. To learn whether you or a loved one may be eligible to enroll in a current or upcoming trial, please call Heart & Vascular Institute Clinical Research at 717-544-1777.


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