Kalamazoo area physicians are invited to refer patients to an observational study being conducted through the Center for Clinical Research at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine.
Research clinical investigators are seeking 500 participants over the next three years, between the ages of 35 and 55 who will receive tests including Coronary Computed Tomography (CCTA), a Coronary Artery Calcium Score and a blood draw.
Dr. Vishal Gupta is the principal investigator. Conducted in cooperation with Borgess, KNI/Southwest Michigan Imaging Center, Premier Radiology, Western Michigan University, and Genemarkers, LLC, the study focuses on individuals who are not experiencing coronary disease symptoms.
The study may be used to expand the guidelines for assessing the presence of undiagnosed asymptomatic coronary artery disease. It will also look at markers, including genetic biomarkers that could be helpful in diagnosis.
The name of the clinical study is “Evaluation of Asymptomatic Coronary Atherosclerotic Disease among people in Kalamazoo, Michigan.”