Molecular Analysis of Blood for the Detection of Cardiovascular Pathogens


About this study

The purpose of this study is to test whether metagenomic shotgun sequencing can identify pathogens causing cardiovascular infections such as infective endocarditis or myocarditis.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Individuals with known or suspected cardiovascular infections.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Individuals unable to give consent.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Robin Patel, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Matthew Thoendel M.D., Ph.D.

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