The Carle Heart and Vascular Institute is one of the largest cardiovascular institutes in Illinois. Our cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists treat more than 30,000 patients in Illinois, Indiana and the region each year. They offer unparalleled experience in caring for patients with heart and blood vessel diseases.
What does that mean to you as a patient? It means you’ll have access to the area’s largest and most specialized care providers in the state. It means you don’t have to travel to far destinations to receive excellent care.
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Research is a core mission of Carle Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI). HVI works closely with the Stephen’s Family Clinical Research Institute to offer patients leading-edge therapies through clinical trials. Our physician investigators (cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, vascular surgeons and radiologists) are involved in multiple national and investigator-initiated studies that span the field of pharmacotherapy and interventional devices. Also, HVI is actively involved in translational research activities in collaboration with the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.
The purpose of this registry (“the PERT Registry”) is to gather data on patients diagnosed with pulmonary embolism, treated by the Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT) at each site and beyond for epidemiologic, therapeutic, quality assessment and outcomes research.
The purpose of this study is to determine whether patients undergoing coronary intervention that also require oral anticoagulation, treatment with the COBRA PzF stent plus 14-day dual anti-platelet therapy (DAPT) has higher safety and non-inferior outcomes for thrombo-embolic events than compared with standard FDA-approved drug eluting stent (DES) plus 3 or 6-month DAPT.
The TARGET BP I Trial is a randomized, blinded, multi-center, international, sham-procedure controlled trial, comparing renal denervation performed with the Peregrine System Kit in the treatment group to the sham control group (without renal denervation - no alcohol infusion). Subjects will be randomized in a 1:1 fashion to treatment versus sham control via central randomization.
With doctors practicing in 80 specialties at locations throughout the region, it’s easy to find the right healthcare team at Carle. Our mission is to serve people through high quality care, medical research and education.
Recognized among the nation’s top hospitals, Carle provides excellent healthcare while continuously improving to meet the needs of our patients.