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  • Celebrating Your Heart and February

    The ADAPTABLE Team is excited for February, a month-long celebration of heart-health awareness. This a great time to think about what is known about heart disease, how heart-healthy choices can make a difference, and the potential impact of the results from the ADAPTABLE Study for patients and their doctors. Heart Disease Heart disease is the leading cause ...
  • When Patients Partner with Researchers

    In ADAPTABLE, patients are more than study participants, they are partners with researchers and clinicians to improve cardiovascular health for all patients and those who care for them. Adaptors are patient representatives who have been involved in ADAPTABLE from the beginning. The Adaptors team works alongside the study team, participating in team meetings and providing ...
  • ADAPTABLE’s Patient-Researcher Partnership Serves as a Model of Engagement

    The ADAPTABLE Study is featured as a model of patient engagement in Applied Clinical Trials. As patients take more active roles in decision-making about health, healthcare, clinical trials, and regulatory activities, their influence has changed how sponsors and researchers view patient involvement in clinical research.Once regarded as “subjects” who had research performed on them, patients are ...
  • Heart Patients Help Doctors Determine Best Aspirin Dose

    Doctors have known for decades that taking aspirin can reduce the risk for future heart attacks and strokes in people with cardiovascular disease. What is less clear is which dose is best. Participants in a new kind of clinical trial are helping them find out. Which Aspirin Dose Is Best? Some doctors prescribe a “baby aspirin” (81mg) ...
  • 2017: Year in Review

    The ADAPTABLE Study team reflects on the many accomplishments and milestones throughout 2017 — a year of record enrollment, new network collaborations, and actively engaging with and sharing the voice of study participants. We wish you the best in 2018 and look forward to continuing to build a community where participants, researchers, and clinicians partner ...
  • ADAPTABLE Study Welcomes HealthCore and LHSNet Networks to the Team

    The National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet) demonstration study, ADAPTABLE, welcomes two new partners as participating networks: HealthCore-Anthem Research Network and Patient-Centered Network of Learning Health Systems (LHSNet). HealthCore, a subsidiary of Anthem, is a health plan research network with 140 highly specialized, multi-disciplinary professionals dedicated to health services and outcomes research. Through Anthem, HealthCore has ...
  • ADAPTABLE Reaches Enrollment Milestone of 5,000 Participants

    Enrollment for the Aspirin Dosing: A Patient-centric Trial Assessing Benefits and Long-Term Effectiveness (ADAPTABLE) study has reached 5,000 participants. With its coordinating center based at the Duke Clinical Research Institute, the ADAPTABLE study is a large three-year pragmatic trial assessing two different doses of aspirin – 81mg and 325mg – to evaluate which dose is more effective ...
  • Sharing Art and Stories to Honor Clinical Trial Participants

    Hero’s Journey Art Piece ADAPTABLE patient partners participated in the Hero’s Journey art project. Sponsored by Eli Lilly, the national art project involves more than 1,000 participants and is intended to honor clinical trial participants and raise awareness of clinical trials. In conjunction with Health eHeart Alliance, ADAPTABLE’s patient partners crafted the quote “Better health outcomes for all when patients ...
  • Engagement, Research, and Evidence

    ADAPTABLE is leading the way in patient-researcher partnerships.  A recent example of this collaboration is an insightful perspective piece for Circulation authored by Adrian Hernandez, ADAPTABLE Study Co-PI, and Henry Cruz, a patient Adaptor. Hernandez and Cruz discuss the need for and benefits of a national learning health system and how PCORnet, The National Patient-Centered Research Network is ...
  • ADAPTABLE Study: Patient-Researcher Partnerships Produce Better Outcomes

    Amidst large vendor booths showcasing the latest advances in cardiovascular innovation at the 66th Annual American College of Cardiology Scientific Session and Expo, Henry Cruz and Tom McCormick, patient partners on the ADAPTABLE Study team, answered questions at the CardioSmart Patient Engagement Pavilion and later participated in a panel discussion on leveraging patient engagement to ...