Research & Clinical Trials

Stanford preventive cardiology is jointly sponsored by Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Stanford Prevention Research Center and the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine.


A Pilot Randomized Trial of Personal Genomics for Preventive Cardiology

The purpose of this study is to see if providing information to a person on their inherited (genetic) risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) helps to motivate that person to change their diet, lifestyle or medication regimen to alter their risk.

Primary Contact: Joshua W. Knowles

Secondary Contact: Aleks Pavlovic

PROspective Multicenter Imaging Study for Evaluation of Chest Pain (PROMISE)

This is a multicenter trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help determine what type of noninvasive test for coronary artery disease (CAD) leads to the best outcomes. It compares coronary CT angiography (CTA), which provides direct images of the heart arteries and plaque, with stress testing, which provides information about blood flow to the heart. The hypothesis is that the anatomic information from CTA will provide information to your doctor that will result in superior long-term health outcomes.

Primary Contact: Michael V. McConnell, MD, MSEE

Secondary Contacts: Sandra Tsai, MD, MPH and Ian Rogers, MD, MPH

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