NGHC Research

Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans today and we believe that learning more about this disease is the best way to reduce its effects and death. Our goal is to provide cutting edge investigational treatment strategies, perform pre-clinical studies of promising new technologies, and carry out basic scientific research to better understand the underlying mechanisms of cardiovascular disease. Our continued mission is to provide much needed education and explore the potential impact on the future of heart disease and keeping the heart healthy.

For more than a decade, Northeast Georgia Heart Center (NGHC) has been providing exceptional cardiac and vascular services to patients throughout the region. We offer the newest treatment options as well as the latest technological advances. Due to our involvement in clinical research cardiovascular innovations have been made possible. Since 2002, NGHC Research has become a leader in the conduction of clinical research, completing more than 75 studies and trials. Through these investigational studies we save lives.  We participate in studies that result in new or improved medicines and devices, such as new heart medicines, heart stents, and MRI-safe pacemakers. We are committed to providing the highest level of cardiac and vascular care to our patients, and research allows us the opportunity to have access to the newest medicines and devices available. NGHC Research is involved in both national and global research, participating in an average of 30 clinical trials per year.  Our goal is to participate in clinical trials that change lives. 

If you would like more information about the studies NGHC Research is conducting or would be interested in participating in a clinical trial, please contact our Research Department at 678-989-5003 or 678-989-5001, or by email:

Clinical Trials

NGHC Research has a variety of active clinical trials. Please follow the links below for current trials underway.

· Atrial Fibrillation Clinical Trial
· Ablation
· Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
· Biventricular (BiV) Pacing
· Pacemaker Trial
· Carotid Artery Disease
· Iliac Stent Trial
· Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation Trial


What is a Clinical Trial?
A clinical trial is a research study in which researchers evaluate the safety and effectiveness of investigational treatments. The investigational treatment is given to patients that volunteer to participate in the clinical trial. Once investigational treatments are found to be safe and effective they then become available for doctors to use to treat patients nationwide

Why Should I Volunteer?
By taking part in a clinical trial, you are an important link in creating new treatments for the future. If it were not for patients volunteering to participate in clinical trials, the treatment that you are currently receiving for your health problem would not be available. All treatments available today underwent a clinical trial to provide information to the FDA regarding its safety and effectiveness. The National Institutes of Health highlight multiple benefits and potential risks associated with participating in a clinical trial. For more information, visit