Cardiovascular Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are playing an increasingly integral role in routine patient care, aiming to identify safe and effective new treatments while enhancing our understanding of diseases and their management. Patients opt to participate in these research studies for the chance to access additional treatment options and gain early exposure to novel medications. The advantages of participating, coupled with the specialized and attentive care provided during trials, have the potential to improve overall health outcomes for individuals involved. 

Cardiovascular Clinical Trials in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven

The Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Unit of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) operates from the Illawarra Heart Health Centre at Wollongong Hospital. Since its inaugural clinical trial in 1988, research has remained integral to Wollongong Hospital's cardiology department. The Cardiology Clinical Trials Unit upholds its extensive research legacy by providing the Illawarra community with the latest advancements in cardiovascular treatment. 

Every month patients are enrolled to clinical trials run by the ISLHD Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Unit. They receive specialised support and expert clinical care from dedicated staff in the area cardiovascular disease including:

  • Coronary Artery Disease (angina, heart attack)
  • Heart Failure
  • Hypertension
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Arrythmia
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Aortic aneurysms
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Thromboembolic disease

Trials cover both investigational medicinal products (IMP) and non-IMP trials.


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As a sponsor you are contributing to the advancement of medical science, which improves health outcomes for patients – now and in the future.

As a leading site with experienced staff, efficient start-up timelines, and adept contract and budget negotiations, we are fully committed to being your reliable partner in ensuring the successful execution of high-quality trials. 

We offer:

  • Over 20 years experience in clinical trial conduct (II-IV)
  • Competitive start up timelines
  • Experienced Lead Site for NMA submissions
  • Dedicated trial pharmacists (with compounding facilities)
  • Strong IT infrastructure
  • Established service providers for pathology and imaging
  • GCP and IATA certified staff.

Referral Information

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The Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Unit welcomes referrals from GPs to our clinical trials. 

If you are a GP and would like to refer a patient to one of our clinical trials:

  • Contact the Cardiovascular Clinical Trials team to discuss.
  • Search for a suitable clinical trial on the Current trials page

Need more information?

If you would like to discuss any of our clinical trials further, please contact us via:


Phone:  (02) 4253 4908

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Phone: (02) 4253 4908

Fax: (02) 4253 4950