Heart Failure Trials


Contacts and Locations


Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00526253
Note: Several centers may not be actually ready to begin procedures immediately but are accepting applications for enrollment.



University of Alabama


Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294

Contact: Jennifer Drummond, RN     205-975-8519        

Principal Investigator: Jose Tallaj, MD            

Cardiology, P.C.


Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35211

Contact: Susan Deramus, RN, CCRC     205-780-4330        

Principal Investigator: Farrell Mendelsohn, MD            


Mayo Clinic Hospital


Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85054

Contact: Kellye Wagner, CRC     480-342-2922        

Principal Investigator: F. David Fortuin, MD            

Arizona Heart Institute


Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85006

Contact: Ashley Cunningham, BS     602-266-2200        

Principal Investigator: Grayson Wheatley, MD            

Mercy Gilbert Medical Center


Gilbert, Arizona, United States, 85297

Contact: Ann Campbell, RN     480-728-7086        

Principal Investigator: Nabil Dib, MD            


Scripps Green Hospital


La Jolla, California, United States, 92037

Contact: Heather Catchpole, MS     858-554-5258        

Principal Investigator: Richard Schatz, MD            

UCSD Medical Center


La Jolla, California, United States, 92103

Contact: Kendra Bartels, RN     858-774-0206       

Principal Investigator: Anthony DeMaria, MD            


Florida Hospital Center Cardiovascular Center


Orlando, Florida, United States, 32803

Contact: Leann Goodwin, RN            

Principal Investigator: Andrew Taussig, MD            

Jim Moran Heart and Vascular Research Institute


Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States, 33317

Contact: Terri Kellerman, RN     954-229-8400        

Principal Investigator: Alan Niederman, MD            

University of Florida


Gainesville, Florida, United States, 32610

Contact: Tempa Curry     352-356-3689        

Principal Investigator: Carl Pepine, MD            

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine


Miami, Florida, United States, 33136

Contact: Peggy McNiece, RN     305-243-7273        

Principal Investigator: Joshua Hare, MD            

University of Florida Shands


Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 32209

Contact: Kiama Guimaraes     904-244-5617        

Principal Investigator: Doug Chapman, MD            


Emory/Crawford Long


Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30308

Contact: Gail Smith, BSN         gail.smith@emoryhealthcare.org    

Principal Investigator: Javad Butler, MD            

St. Joseph's Research Institute/ACRI


Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30342

Contact: Rebecca Allen, BSN, CCRC     404-843-6081        

Principal Investigator: Nicolas Chronos, MD            


RUSH University Medical Center


Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612

Contact: Gary Schaer, MD     312-942-4655        

Principal Investigator: Gary Schaer, MD            


University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics


Iowa City, Iowa, United States, 52242

Contact: Holly Verry, RN     319-384-7128        

Principal Investigator: Phillip Horwitz, MD            


Ochsner Medical Center


New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70121

Contact: Barbara Hirstius, LVN, CRC         bhirstius@ochsner.org    

Principal Investigator: Mark Grise, MD            


Minneapolis Heart Institute


Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55407

Contact: Patti Mitchell, RN     612-863-6287        

Principal Investigator: Timothy Henry, MD            

New Jersey

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center


Camden, New Jersey, United States, 08103

Contact: Ann Townsend, RN     856-688-8888        

Principal Investigator: Jan Weber, MD            

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center


Newark, New Jersey, United States, 07112

Contact: Laura Adams, RN     973-926-3190        

Principal Investigator: Mark Zucker, MD            

Gagnon Heart Hospital


Morristown, New Jersey, United States, 07962

Contact: Trish Baxter, NP-C     973-971-5951        

Principal Investigator: Barry Cohen, MD            

New York

Columbia University Medical Center


New York, New York, United States, 10032

Contact: Jeanie Sohn     212-342-5129        

Principal Investigator: Warren Sherman, MD            

North Carolina

Duke University Medical Center


Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710

Contact: Patricia Adams, RN     919-668-8222        

Principal Investigator: Joseph Rogers, MD            


University Hospital, Case Western Reserve University


Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106

Contact: Stacey Mazzurco, RN     216-844-3130        

Principal Investigator: Daniel Simon, MD            

The Lindner Center


Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45219

Contact: Darlene Rock     513-585-1777        

Principal Investigator: Dean Kereiakes, MD            

Cleveland Clinic


Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195

Contact: Susan Stein, RN     216-445-0628        

Principal Investigator: Stephen Ellis, MD            


Contact: Deanna Golden-Kreutz, PhD     614-292-1616        

Principal Investigator: Vincent Pompili, MD            







University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213

Contact: Debbie Rosenfelder     412-647-3611        

Principal Investigator: Joon Lee, MD            


Stern Cardiology


Germantown, Tennessee, United States, 38138

Contact: Barbara Hamilton, BSN     901-271-4063        

Principal Investigator: Frank McGrew, MD            


Texas Heart Institute


Houston, Texas, United States, 77030

Contact: Deirdre Smith, RN     832-355-9801        

Principal Investigator: Emerson Perin, MD            


Swedish Medical Center


Seattle, Washington, United States, 98122

Contact: Katy Borenson     206-215-2455        

Principal Investigator: Mark Reisman, MD            


St. Luke's Medical Center


Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53215

Contact: Dawn Minikel     414-385-6367        

Principal Investigator: Imran Niazi, MD