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Cardiac Clinical Trials

Centennial Heart is a proven leader in Cardiovascular Research. In 2007, Sarah Cannon Research Institute (SCRI) established our practice as a strategic investigative site for cardiovascular research in Nashville. Now, the program has expanded to 10 strategic sites and more than 125 cardiologists specializing in interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiovascular disease, surgery and structural heart.

At Centennial Heart, our team pioneers clinical trials to constantly innovate solutions and improve patient outcomes.

We are proud to partner with SCRI in transforming cardiovascular therapies and advancing patient care. SCRI sets the standard for effectively managed, reliable clinical research trials.

National Leaders in Cardiac Research

Our nationally recognized cardiovascular research program is designed to provide state of the art, inventive approaches top clinical trial management. At Centennial Heart, our team pioneers clinical trials to constantly innovate solutions and improve patient outcomes.

All of our physicians actively manage multiple studies with SCRI and clinical physicians hold Directorships. Dr. Chris Jones is the Director of Electrophysiology Research. Dr. Jones' cardiac electrophysiology expertise includes evaluation of syncope and palpitations, medical management of arrhythmias, device implantation and follow-up, and catheter ablation of tachy-arrhythmias.

Current Clinical Trials

Condition

Acute heart failure with reduced EF

Intervention

Evaluate the effect of a customized quality improvement program compared with usual care on HF outcomes

Location
TriStar Centennial
Sponsor
Duke Clinical Research Institute
Principal Investigator
Tom McRae, MD
Research Coordinator
Abdullah Shamsuddin
Specialty
Heart Failure

Condition

MI with cardiogenic shock

Intervention

Impella placement and PCI

Location
TriStar Centennial
Sponsor
Henry Ford Hospital
Principal Investigator
Paul Myers, MD
Research Coordinator
Drew Quillen
Specialty
Cardiac Intervention

Condition

Coronary Artery Disease with severely calcified lesions

Intervention

PCI with orbital atherectomy versus conventional balloon angioplasty

Location
TriStar Centennial
Sponsor
Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
Principal Investigator
Brian Jefferson, MD
Research Coordinator
Drew Quillen
Specialty
Cardiac Intervention

Condition

Chronic Total Occlusion

Intervention

PCI of the Chronic Total Occlusion

Location
TriStar Centennial
Sponsor
Minneapolis Heart Institute
Principal Investigator
Brian Jefferson, MD & Taral Patel, MD
Research Coordinator
Drew Quillen
Specialty
Cardiac Intervention