A Study to Evaluate Adipose Tissue for Regenerative Medicine Research in Cardiovascular Disease


About this study

The purpose of this study is to obtain adipose tissue from patients undergoing vascular surgery where EVs can be isolated from the fat and used for research purposes to examine their effect on inflammation and remodeling in culture and in animal models. The samples will immediately be processed to obtain EVs for research purposes - this is not a biorepository. 

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:

  • Adult men and women, 18 years or older.
  • Ability to provide informed consent.
  • Undergoing vascular surgical procedure where adipose tissue is exposed or discarded with a very minimal risk relative to the index surgery.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children less than 18 years of age.
  • Pregnant women.
  • Vulnerable populations.

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

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

DeLisa Fairweather, Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

DeLisa Fairweather Ph.D.

(904) 953-6740


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