What is the study about:
What is the study about:
To develop a new treatment to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke through reduction of lipoprotein (a).
Inconvenience and travel expenses of £45 will be paid to eligible participants at each study visit during this time.
The study is likely to last for about 4 years in total, with visits to our Glasgow clinic throughout.
Anyone who has been affected by any of the following in the past 10 years: Heart Attack; Stroke; Peripheral Artery Disease.
Between 18 and 80 years of age
CPS Research are looking for people in the Glasgow area with a history of cardiovascular disease to take part in research.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) means disease of the heart and blood vessels. It is a deadly disease that affects millions of people across the UK. It is generally caused by a process of clogging up the arteries and can lead to conditions such as heart attack, stroke or circulation problems. Some of the known current risk factors for CVD include high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol.
Recent research has shown that a cholesterol-related substance in the blood, called Lipoprotein (a) is an independent risk factor for CVD. Many of us have high levels of this protein and will be unaware of it, as this is not something that is currently checked as a routine in clinical practice. The levels in our blood appear to be determined by our genetic background.
As part of a worldwide study, we are looking for individuals with a history of CVD to take part in a study investigating a new treatment aimed at reducing the risk of further heart attack or stroke by lowering the levels of lipoprotein (a) in those affected by high levels of this protein.
The study is likely to last for about 4 years in total. Inconvenience and travel expenses of £45 will be paid to eligible participants at each study visit during this time.
If you are interested in taking part, please complete our survey at the link above or contact us on 0141 946 7888 to find out more.
Find out more and see if you might be eligible to participate in this study.
Everyone is required to have a temperature check as they enter the clinic.
Multiple hand sanitisation stations are located throughout the clinic. Frequent hand cleaning is followed by all of our staff.
All staff will be equipped with personal protective equipment to keep you and them as safe as possible.
Every consultation room and visiting area is deep cleaned between visits to ensure your safety.
Social distancing of 2M will be in effect at all times within the clinic.
Each clinical room is fitted with a 0.1 micron HEPA air filtration system which filters the air removing viral particles.