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Clinical Trial 13139

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464


Study Summary:

Do you currently treat your cholesterol but still have high triglycerides? Volunteers needed for a research study.

Coastal Carolina Research Center is conducting a clinical research study to determine the effectiveness of an investigational medication in lowering a certain type of fat in the blood called high triglycerides. Volunteers will continue taking their current cholesterol medication. The investigational drug is a different type of omega-3 fatty acid or fish oil.

As you probably are aware, high cholesterol is a contributing factor to coronary heart disease (CHD) which is still the # 1 leading cause of death in the United States. The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) suggests that despite taking appropriate cholesterol lowering medication many people still have persistent high levels of triglycerides and may need to add another medication in combination with their current cholesterol medication to help reduce the risk factors associated with the disease.

To be considered for participation in this research study, you must be:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Must currently treat your high cholesterol
  • Have triglycerides levels between 200 and 500 mg/dL
  • Have at least one other associated cardiac risk factors such as:
    • Type II diabetes
    • History of heart attack
    • Cardiac bypass surgery
    • Angioplasty
    • Chest pain
    • Peripheral vascular disease
    • Higher cardiac risk factors determined by labs and health history
    • Other heart issues
Research staff at my office will review additional criteria with you to determine if you’re eligible.

If you are eligible and decide to participate, you can expect 6 visits over approximately 12 weeks. Qualified participants will receive all study related care at no cost including physical exams, dietary counselling, study medication and all other study related procedures. Monetary compensation up to $270 will be paid to qualified volunteers for time and travel expenses.


Clinical trials are medical research studies designed to test the safety and/or effectiveness of new investigational drugs, devices, or treatments in humans. These studies are conducted worldwide for a range of conditions and illnesses. Learn more about clinical research and participating in a study at About Clinical Trials.