If you have had a prior heart attack or have had major blockages in more than one coronary artery, your risk of having future heart attacks or suffering a stroke is high, even if your doctor has you on an aggressive treatment plan. In part, this increased risk is related to high levels of inflammation in your blood vessels. The main goal of the Cardiovascular Inflammation Reduction Trial (CIRT) is to see if reducing inflammation can lower your risk of having a stroke, or dying from heart disease.
You may be eligible to participate in CIRT if you:
- have had a heart attack or have had major blockages in more than one coronary artery in the past
- you have been diagnosed with either diabetes or a condition called “metabolic syndrome” which puts you at high risk for developing diabetes
Your physician can help you decide if CIRT is right for you.
If you choose to participate in CIRT, you will be followed for up to 5 years. During that period, you will receive all of your usual medical care. In addition, you will also receive special calendar packs which contain the study medications and you will be closely monitored by the study team for safety and for clinical events that may occur. At a minimum, you will see the study team for a brief office visit every 4 months for the duration of the trial. There is no expense to you for these extra visits to see the study team.
To learn more about the CIRT study, and to see if you may be eligible to participate, please contact us @ 480-626-6656 or by email: email@example.com