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Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

What are Clinical Trials?

Clinical trials are research studies that explore whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans.

The Importance of Children in Clinical Studies

Children have often had to accept medicines and treatments based on what is known to work in adults. As a society, we should not agree to this "hand-me-down" approach. Many efforts are being made to provide proper research for children, to find the best treatments, drugs, and devices for them. Read more about Children and Clinical Studies.

NHLBI Trials at NIH Clinical Center

These studies are conducted by the NHLBI at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. We welcome inquiries from patients as well as physicians. Studies include research on diseases of the heart and blood vessels, lungs, blood cells and bone marrow, and cholesterol. Qualified patients will receive free evaluation and treatment.

Clinical Trial Websites


Related Links

Current Studiesexternal link
NIH conducts research on the NIH campus in addition to sponsoring research in various universities, medical centers, and hospitals. Information on these on-site clinical studies is available in the Current Clinical Research Studies page on the NIH website.

ClinicalTrials.govexternal link
This site, maintained by the National Library of Medicine, contains approximately 5,500 clinical studies sponsored by the NIH and other Federal and non-Federal entities.

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