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Research Studies

COR Healthcare Medical Associates

Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology & Electrophysiology located in Torrance, CA, Manhattan Beach, CA, San Pedro, CA, Redondo Beach, CA & El Segundo, CA

Before a new medicine, treatment, or procedure becomes part of the standard-of-care for various conditions, it must first undergo stringent testing to assess its benefits and risks. Always striving to be at the forefront of medical advances, COR Healthcare Medical Associates in Torrance, San Pedro, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach and El Segundo, California, has been actively participating in medical research studies for more than 30 years. To learn more about the research studies and whether you can participate, call the Los Angeles office nearest you or request a consultation online.

Research Studies Q & A

What are research studies?

Research studies help advance medical treatments and ultimately improve the quality and duration of life. COR Healthcare Medical Associates is dedicated to providing the best possible care for all patients and actively participates in research studies to improve treatments and care for all.

Medical research studies, also called clinical studies, require the participation of human volunteers. There are two primary types of research studies:

Clinical trials

During a clinical trial, volunteers receive a specific medical treatment or intervention, which can include medication, device, procedure, or lifestyle changes (diet). The purpose of the clinical trial is to determine the effectiveness and safety of the treatment or intervention.

Observational studies

Observational studies involve the monitoring of specific groups of people to assess health outcomes. Observational studies can include former clinical trial participants, but the investigators of these types of studies don’t require that the participants engage in any specific treatment or intervention.

COR Healthcare Medical Associates participates in both clinical trials and observational studies.

What are some examples of research studies?

COR Healthcare Medical Associates has been participating in medical research studies for more than 30 years. Some examples of the research studies offered at COR Healthcare Medical Associates include:

Amgen Fourier study

The Amgen Fourier study is a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, multicenter study looking at the effects of additional low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol reduction on major cardiovascular events when AMG 145 (an injectable medication) is used in combination with statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs).

Janssen Scientific Affairs Orbit-AFII study

The Janssen Scientific Affairs Orbit-AFII study is an observational study that includes patients recently diagnosed with an abnormal heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) or who are being treated with a new anticoagulant medication for the treatment of atrial fibrillation.

DART (Diagnosing Adverse Drug Reaction Registry)

DART is a study evaluating the relationship between an adverse drug reaction and an individual's genetic makeup.


Pradaxa is a study in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation patients with severely impaired kidney function.

The cardiology specialists are also participating in a study assessing new treatment options for chronic total occlusions (CTO), as well as the use of a new polymer for coronary artery disease stenting.

How can I participate in a research study?

If you’re interested in participating in a research study at COR Healthcare Medical Associates, contact the office to schedule a consultation. The team determines if you’re eligible to participate based on the specific criteria required by the study.

To schedule a consultation to see if you’re eligible to participate in a research study, contact COR Healthcare Medical Associates by phone or online today.