We are currently seeking cardiac surgical patients to participate in the LEVO-CTS research study. The purpose of the study is to evaluate an investigational drug with the potential to improve outcomes in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass and/or heart valve surgery. Minimum eligibility requirements: Must be 18 years or older, your physician has diagnosed you with coronary vessel disease requiring bypass surgery and/or the need for heart valve surgery. Talk to your cardiologist or your heart surgeon for additional information. Questions can also be answered by Alicia Kindred or D'Netria Jackson at 205-934-4711 or 205-975-2088.
You may qualify to participate in a research study to evaluate the effect of an FDA-approved medication used for rheumatoid arthritis to see its effective in reducing risk of future heart attack, stroke or cardiovascular death. Are you at least 18 years old? Have you had a heart attack or Coronary Artery Disease? Do you have type II Diabetes Mellitus or Metabolic Syndrome? Eligible study participants will receive study medications, blood pressure checks, study related physical exams and laboratory tests at no cost.  Participants will be compensated. For more information, please call the UAB Hypertension Program at (205) 934-9281 or email ccc-hlnresearch@mail.ad.uab.edu.
Female ages 40-75 with heart disease and who are uninsured or underinsured and would like to receive exercise training in a medically supervised cardiac rehabilitation program, please contact Kelsey Miller at 205.934.6414 or kelsm10@uab.edu

You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the effect of glucose on a protein in your blood. This protein is related to heart disease. Eligible participants must be healthy men and women, African-American and Caucasians and have no history of elevated blood pressure, diabetes, heart or kidney problems. The study involves consuming prepared meals and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated. E-mail Dr. Nirav Patel, npatel@uabmc.edu, if you are interested.

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