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Biomarkers in People with Heart Failure and Open-Heart Surgery

(IRB#: IRB_00173355)

Biomarkers are a way for doctors to track a persons health such as blood levels. This study wants to see how biomarkers change with normal heart function compared to those with heart failure. The study will measure blood levels before and after heart surgery with a bypass machine (a heart-lung machine that takes over the heart and lungs during surgery). The study has two purposes. One, help doctors learn the differences in heart failure patients response to surgery. Two, identify patients who may benefit from a different type of blood pressure medication after surgery. People in the study will complete surveys and other medical tests related to heart function before and after heart surgery.


  • All genders
  • Over 18 years old
  • Healthy Volunteers
  •   In Person
  • Unpaid

Who can participate?

 Gender: All genders

  Age: Over 18 years old

  Volunteers: Healthy Volunteers

   Location: In Person

Inclusion Criteria

  • Ages 18 years and older
  • Heart surgery for coronary bypass (clean the arteries of the heart) or aortic valve replacement (repair damaged heart valve to help control blood flow from the heart)
  • Implantation of left ventricular assist device (heart pump used to help at end-of-stage heart failure) or orthotopic heart transplantation (replace the heart with another persons heart)

Will I be paid for my time?


For more information contact:

Thomas Hanff

  (801) 581-8915

IRB#: IRB_00173355

PI: Laura DiChiacchio

Department: Cardio Adult Section

Approval Date: 2024-01-31 07:00:00

Study Categories: Heart Studies

Specialties: Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Last Updated: 6/8/23