Dr. Judith Hochman has received an $84 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to study the comparative effectiveness of two initial management strategies for patients with coronary artery disease.
The International Study of Comparative Health Effectiveness with Medical and Invasive Approaches (ISCHEMIA) is a randomized controlled trial that will study 8,000 patients with stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) and moderate to severe ischemia. The study, funded by one of the largest grants ever awarded by the NIH for a comparative effectiveness trial, will enlist the collaboration of more than 150 medical centers around the U.S. and hundreds of sites in 33 countries worldwide. The grant is the largest ever awarded to NYU Langone Medical Center.
Dr. Hochman, the Harold Snyder Family Professor of Cardiology, director of the Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center and co-director of the Clinical Translational Science Institute will serve as study chair and our Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center will serve as the study clinical coordinating center.
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