Heart Clinical Research

Through The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research at The Research Institute, clinicians and scientists work together to match questions developed at the bedside with answers found in the lab. These collaborative endeavors then deliver improvements to treatment options, all in the name of enhancing patient care. This approach ensures that patients receive the latest advances in cardiac care at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

To see current research studies related to Cardiology being conducted at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University, search the options below.

Help Researchers Create a Tool to Better Communicate Cardiovascular Disease Risk

What’s the purpose of the study?

Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital hope to understand if parents think they are at risk for cardiovascular disease and if so, how they think about their child’s future risk for having the disease. Their goal is to create a visual tool to communicate cardiovascular disease risk. 

Who can take part in this study? 

You are eligible to participate if: 

  • You are the parent of a school-age child (ages 6 to 11 years) 
  • Your primary care provider is at Nationwide Children’s 
  • You speak and read English fluently 

What will happen during the study? 

You will: 

  • Complete surveys that will take 20 to 30 minutes. 
  • Do a biometric screening (height and weight) during or immediately following your child’s well-child visit
  • Complete a 60-minute virtual interview after your child’s visit (*This is optional)

Will we be paid for participating in the study?

Yes, you will be paid for participating in the study.

Contact Navkiran Bedi at (614) 722-5697 or Navkiran.Bedi@NationwideChildrens.org for questions or to enroll.

Principal Investigator: Amrik Singh Khalsa

Help Researchers Learn More About Parent and Child Risk for Heart Disease

What is the purpose of this study? 

The purpose of this study is to help researchers create a visual tool to better communicate the risk factors for cardiovascular disease in Black parents and their children. 

Who can take part in the study?

  • You are the parent or primary caregiver of a school-age child ages 6 to 11 years.
  • Self-identify or are identified as Black/African American (or have African ancestry) 
  • Can speak and read English at 6th grade level or higher

What will happen during the study? 

  • Participants will attend a focus group session lasting around 90 minutes. 
  • Participants can also complete surveys that will take 20-30 minutes. 

Will we be paid for the study? 

Yes, participants will be compensated for their time. Food and child care may be available as well. Please ask the study team for more information. 

To learn more, contact Amanda Draeger at (614) 722-0513 or Amanda.Draeger@NationwideChildrens.org.

Principal Investigator: Amrik Singh Khalsa

Genetics of Congenital Heart Disease

What is the purpose of this study?

We are currently conducting research to identify genes important for causing congenital heart defects in children. It is our hope that the identification of these genes will lead to new ways to prevent or treat congenital heart disease.

What can participate? 

All patients with congenital heart disease are eligible although the current focus is on families with multiple affected members.

What will happen during the study?

The study requires the collection of a blood sample either in the clinic or at the time of heart surgery or cardiac catheterization.

Who can I contact for more information?

Jade Hayden, Clinical Research RN
(614) 355-5648

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