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Myocardial Infarction clinical trials at UCSD
3 in progress, 1 open to new patients

  • Women's Heart Attack Research Program- Imaging Study

    open to eligible females ages 21-99

    The Women's HARP study is a multi-center, diagnostic observational study employing standardized imaging protocols in women with MINOCA (MI with Non Obstructive Coronary Arteries) to determine the underlying diagnosis in each participant. Participants will be followed for recurrent clinical events, every 6 months, for a maximum of 3 years.

    San Diego, California and other locations

  • The Effects of Journaling on Health-Related Mood and Clinical Outcomes in Post-MI Patients

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    Psychosocial factors, including positive affect, finding meaning in the event, and managing emotional distress, influence prognosis following a heart attack or myocardial infarction (MI). Gratitude, typically defined as a feeling or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive, is associated with higher levels of well-being, and people who are more grateful experience less stress, are less depressed, have higher levels of control over their environment, and more positive ways of coping. The present project will examine the potential benefits of a gratitude intervention (i.e., 8 weeks of gratitude journaling) to increase positive health behaviors, psychological health, and physical functioning in post-MI patients as compared to journaling about memorable events as well as care as usual alone. The investigators will study psychological and physical functioning at baseline, following 8 weeks of gratitude journaling or care as usual, and at 4-month follow-up.

    La Jolla, California

  • Women's Health Initiative Strong and Healthy Study

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The WHISH trial applies state-of-the science behavioral principles and currently available technologies to deliver a physical activity intervention without face-to-face contact to ~25,000 older U.S. women expected to consent. It includes an algorithm-driven interactive voice response (IVR) system, built to complement the National Institute of Aging (NIA) Go4Life® Exercise & Physical Activity materials 3, which provides tailored advice on how to achieve nationally recommended levels of PA and overcome barriers to exercise, with a means for self-monitoring and setting personal goals. The intervention builds upon evidence-based behavioral science principles and intervention components that have proven to be effective in increasing PA in older women, with innovative adaptive approaches to tailoring the delivery to meet individual (personal) needs.