Clinical Trial Focus The Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center conducts state-of-the-art clinical trials in the field of cardiovascular diseases. Our renowned faculty encompasses a broad range of disciplines within the field, with extensive clinical trials experience investigating new drugs, procedures, and device-based therapies in order to provide the latest technologies directly to our patients. The CCRC is poised to contribute significantly to finding innovative ways to manage the damage caused by heart disease – and reducing the far-reaching impacts it inflicts on the lives of those affected in our community. We’re pursing an advanced scientific and clinical research agenda, enabling the CCRC and its physicians to offer patients access to advanced clinical therapies that would otherwise not be available. Participation Every person’s journey is unique, and what motivates you or any individual to volunteer to participate in a clinical trial is also unique. The CCRC has summarized some of common reasons patients volunteer to participate in a clinical trial: Access to treatment currently unavailable to the general public A thorough physical examination, often including lab work, EKG, comprehensive screening and other tests all at no cost Participation will help make new medication and treatment options available to others Services Offered UT Southwestern garners over $400 million a year for research We partner with industry in high-quality, cost-effective clinical trials, that transform cardiovascular medical care. We provide our patients access to cutting edge clinical research opportunities at UT Southwestern's William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital and at Parkland Memorial Hospital. Our research team is available to answer your questions and concerns about current and upcoming trials, and offer you participation in the trial that best fits your needs.