About Heart and Circulation
The continual pumping of the heart provides life with an underlying rhythm as blood is circulated throughout the body. While the heart seems to work tirelessly, some conditions can make its workload much heavier. Cardiac diseases like high blood pressure or atherosclerosis can make it harder to pump blood, putting strain on the heart and increasing the risk of more serious heart problems. Irregularities in the heartbeat, or mechanical difficulties with its valves, can disrupt the heart’s work and make it inefficient. Cardiac researchers seek solutions for these and other concerns, looking for ways to help your heart keep the beat.
MyPaTH Story Booth – COVID-19 Stories
Participants are invited to share how they are maintaining their health during the coronavirus pandemic, or to share what it is like being ill with COVID-19 and/or caring for a loved one who is ill with COVID-19. Participation in this research study involves one 45-minute session that takes place over the phone. Eligible participants must be able to read and understand English.
Smartphone Blood Pressure Measurement - Pregnant/Postpartum Adults
Are you pregnant or postpartum? People who have high blood pressure are at greater risk for a stroke or heart attack. Getting your blood pressure checked regularly is an important part of staying healthy. You may be able to participate in a research study to help develop a smartphone blood pressure device. Compensation is provided.
Stress and Heart Health Study
Are you curious about your blood pressure and how susceptible you might be to the effects of stress? Are you 45 years old or older? You might be able to participate in a research study to measure how reactive people are during stress. Compensation is provided.
Multimodal Connectome Study – Congenital Heart Disease
Are you an adult between ages 18-60 years old who has Congenital Heart Disease? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study to help researchers determine if differences in how the brain is formed and how it functions can predict behavior variations in different populations. Must be willing and able to undergo MRI scanning. Involves one study visit. Compensation provided.
Work, Stress, and Health Study
Are you female or do you identify as female? Are you between the ages of 35-59 years old? You may be eligible to participate in a research study looking at how different experiences at work are related to women’s cardiovascular health. Compensation is provided.
Are you a relatively healthy adult between the ages of 40 and 59? If so, you may be able to participate in a research study to help learn more about how the brain relates to heart health. Compensation provided.
REBIRTH Research Study
Have you been diagnosed with Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM)? You may be eligible to participate in a research study to determine the impact of bromocriptine therapy on myocardial recovery and subsequent clinical outcomes in a placebo controlled double blind randomized trial. Compensation is provided.
Did you have a stroke within the past 6 months and are still experiencing one-sided arm weakness from the stroke? Are 18-80 years old? You may be able to participate in a research study to help find out if non-invasive brain stimulation combined with rehabilitation therapy improves arm weakness. Compensation is provided.
All of Us Pennsylvania Research Program
All of Us wants at least one million people to join. Your participation can help shape the future of health for generations to come. People who join will share information. This might be about their health, habits, and what it’s like where they live. It might also be about family history and genes. By looking for patterns, researchers may learn more about what affects people’s health.
Brain Connections for Arm Movement after Stroke
Are you over 21 and have you had a stroke? You may be able to participate in a research study that hopes to learn how different brain areas control movement before and after stroke and when these brain areas are most sensitive to stimulation.