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Center for Circulatory Support Research

Hundreds of patients have benefited from U-M's expertise in circulatory support technology.  Thanks to U-M's leadership in research, the field is growing bigger and better every year. Today, more than 40 percent of U.S. patients awaiting transplant have a ventricular assist device of some sort.

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What is a clinical trial? Be informed!

A clinical trial is a research study in human volunteers to answer specific health questions. Carefully conducted clinical trials are the fastest and safest way to find treatments that work. Clinical trials are also referred to as “clinical research.”

Current Heart-Assist Devices Clinical Trials

Right now, the University of Michigan Center for Circulatory Support is participating in four heart-assist device clinical trials:

For further information about any of these clinical trials, please call 734-615-3323.  Visit for information about other clinical trials at UMHS.