Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network
ID Number 08-1078Principal Investigator(s)
Annetine C. Gelijns
Department(s) or Division(s)
Health Evidence and Policy
The goal of the Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN) is to foster a culture of rigorous scientific comparisons and to promote the evaluation of newer surgical techniques, devices, and innovative pharmaceutical and bioengineered products directed at improving cardiovascular disease outcomes in adult populations. With support from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the CTSN provides the infrastructure to develop, coordinate, and conduct multiple collaborative proof-of-concept studies and interventional protocols to improve cardiovascular disease outcomes. Our network enables research teams led by cardiac surgeons to evaluate newer therapies and techniques as they move from laboratory science to broad clinical use.
Recruiting Patients: Yes