HIGH CHOLESTEROL STUDYTacoma
Do you have high cholesterol
or are you at high risk for heart attack or stroke for other reasons?
Learn more about a clinical research study that could benefit future patients at risk
What is cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in your blood. Everyone needs some cholesterol but if you have too much, it can lead to health problems. Having too much cholesterol can run in families, but it is usually caused by:
- Eating fatty food
- Not exercising enough
- Being overweight
- Drinking alcohol
How does this link to cardiovascular disease?
Cardiovascular disease is a term used to describe a range of conditions that affect the heart or blood vessels. Cholesterol can block your blood vessels, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke.
Cardiovascular disease: key facts
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide.* Of deaths related to cardiovascular disease, about 80% are due to a heart attack or stroke.*
*World Health Organization (WHO). Global Status Report on Noncommunicable Diseases. Geneva 2014
What should I do if I am interested in learning more about the VESALIUS-CV clinical research study?
The study team will be able to give you more information about whether you meet the criteria to take part in the clinical research study. Feel free to speak to your doctor before getting in touch via the contact details below.
You can contact the VESALIUS-CV clinical research study team by:
Universal Research Group
2201 S 19th St, Suite 202
Tacoma, WA 98405