Salinas Valley Memorial is dedicated to cardiac research. Clinical trials give our cardiologists and their patients access to progressive forms of treatment, typically two to four years before they are available to the general public. Clinical trials are used to refine various types of treatments, including surgical procedures, catheterization procedures and devices for people with heart disease. Our research stands to benefit all cardiologists and patients by improving diagnosis and treatment.
We are also proud of our association with Toshiba America Medical Systems which has resulted in creation of the Cardiovascular Diagnostic Center (CVDC) in Ryan Ranch. Staffed by cardiologists from Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, the CVDC has been named Toshiba's primary site in the United States for cardiac MRI research and development.
Salinas Valley Memorial is currently participating in several research studies, some of which are enrolling new patients. Participants are selected for each trial based on specific criteria such as age, gender, type of heart condition, and other factors.
View the current clinical trials at SVMHS