Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Arrhythmia Research & Clinical Trials
Having the ability to participate in Clinical trials often gives patients access to cutting edge technologies that are not readily available elsewhere, or it gives patients added satisfaction to know that they are helping to further our ability to help future generations.
Often when patients are approached with the opportunity to participate in these trials, we hear the question, “You want me to be a guinea pig?” It is important to realize that there is still much to be learned regarding the complex issues we treat, whether it involves learning more about ablation procedures or implantable cardiac devices. Any research opportunity we offer to our patients has been approved by our Institutional Review Board which demands the highest level of ethical behavior, transparency, and protection of patient safety and privacy.
The following is a list of trials and studies in which we are currently participating:
- Chronicle-ICD Trial
- REDUCE HF
- OPTIMIZE RV
- 4196 Lead Study
- Autonomic Blockade Study
- Long term follow up for RF ablation Study