Establishment of Normal Ranges for Newly Developed Cardiovascular Assays
Trial status: Open for Enrollment
Why is this study being done?
This research study is being done to determine levels of proteins that are normally present in the blood and urine of healthy individuals so as to compare to those levels in patients with heart disease.
Normal blood and urine will be analyzed for levels of proteins and cardiac peptides which are affected by heart disease in the elderly. We are trying to determine if there are normal age-related changes when heart disease is not involved.
Who is eligible to participate?
Healthy person either male or female 45 years of age or older, non-smoker and taking no medications
What is involved?
One 40ml blood draw and one 24 hour urine collection taken within 48 hours of blood draw
How long is the study?
Length of time for blood draw and collection of 24-hr urine