The purpose of the study is to evaluate the safety and how well the V-Wave Interatrial Shunt works. The study will also look at information obtained from the tests performed to see if subjects have improvement in symptoms of heart failure. Participation in this study will last approximately 1 year to up to 7 years depending on randomization group. During the study period subjects will be asked to attend regular study visits with the research coordinator. These visits will include such activities as blood tests, questionnaires, physical evaluation by a study doctor, echocardiogram, and 6 minute hall walks. There will be a minimum of 10 or up to 15 planned research clinic visits. Subjects will have 1 overnight hospital stay for the study related RHC and research procedure. Each participant will receive a phone call between all study visits.
Subjects will have a 50:50 chance of receiving the Shunt during the randomization procedure (like the flip of a coin). Neither the subject, nor the blinded study doctor or blinded study coordinator will know which group subjects are in. Participants will be randomized to either the treatment group (and receive the Shunt) or the control group (and not receive the shunt). Neither the subject nor the study doctor will decide what group subjects are assigned.
The purpose of this study is to find out more information about the study drug iloprost for the treatment of symptomatic Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) attacks in people with scleroderma. A Raynaud's attack is defined as one where you notice at least one color change of your finger(s) (blue, white, or red) associated with at least one symptom (pain, numbness, tingling, and/or discomfort of the finger[s]). Your participation in this study will last approximately 9 weeks and will include 8 visits to the study center and 1 phone call from the study staff.
This study is for patients with advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. The purpose of this study is to see if adding a new drug called avelumab to another drug call cetuximab can increase the length of time patients are alive without their cancer getting worse.
Patients who present to MUSC's Chest Pain Center with acute chest pain and have undergone coronary computerized tomography angiography or triple rule-out computed tomography imaging showing an intermediate stenosis will be prospectively selected. Consented patients will then have their clinical indicated coronary computerized tomography angiography or triple rule-out computed tomography imaging undergo an expedited computed tomography-fractional flow reserve analysis analysis. This analysis will be provided to Chest Pain Center physician of record to aid in downstream patient treatment decision making. Patients will then be followed-up at 3-months via telephone call and electronic medical records review.
This study is for people who have Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation (PAF) and are undergoing an ablation. Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a type of irregular heartbeat. If you have it, your doctor will classify yours by the reason for it and on how long it lasts. When your heartbeat returns to normal within 7 days, on its own or with treatment, it's known as paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. The purpose of this study is to provide additional information about the safety and effectiveness of the VISITAG SURPOINT™ Module with External Processing Unit (EPU) when used with a THERMOCOOL SMARTTOUCH® SF (STSF) and THERMOCOOL SMARTTOUCH® (ST) catheter. THERMOCOOL SMARTTOUCH® family of catheters have been approved for the treatment of PAF for people that have unsuccessfully tried antiarrhythmic drug treatment (medication used to correct irregular heart rhythm), due to drug intolerance/side-effects or ineffectiveness of the drugs in preventing PAF. Participation in the study will last approximately 12 months after the ablation procedure. There will be a 7-day phone call and study visits at 1 month, 3-month, 6-month, and 12-months after the ablation procedure to monitor the participant's health and arrhythmia status
This study examines the effects of the medication tolcapone among individuals who regularly drink alcohol. Participants in this study will be randomly assigned to take either tolcapone or a matched placebo for 8 days. There are 3 study visits, including 2 MRI scans, and a debriefing session. This study does not involve alcohol treatment. Interested individuals must be referred for participation by the Charleston Alcohol Research Center Clinical Intake and Assessment Core. For more information, call 792-1222 or email email@example.com.
This study examines the effects of non-invasive brain stimulation as a tool to change the brain's response to alcohol cues. There are 3 study visits. At each study visit participants will receive a single session of real or sham transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) followed by an MRI scan. This study does not involve alcohol treatment. Interested individuals must be referred for participation by the Charleston Alcohol Research Center Clinical Intake and Assessment Core. For more information, call 792-1222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.