UI Hospitals and Clinics

Clinical Trial Details

Short Title
Molecular Pathways
Official Title

Molecular Pathways in Cardiovascular Disease


This research study follows patients throughout their normal clinical care. This study looks at genes (DNA) and how they affect health and disease.  This study is an investigator initiated trial.

This study is open to patients cared for by the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Cardiology services. This study may lead to discoveries about heart and lung diseases. Through the Cardiomyopathy Treatment Program, this biobank collects blood and tissue samples. The blood samples are collected when you are getting labs drawn in the clinic. The blood samples are collected if there is a procedure already scheduled. All samples are stored for future research. This is a long term study collecting one blood sample each year. Information from the electronic medical records is also collected at the same time. 

Start Date
February 16, 2007
End Date
February 16, 2015
Gender Preference
Age Group
18 - 99 years
Principal Investigator
Frances Johnson, MD
Contact Info

Megan Escher


Internal Medicine
Cardiomyopathy ; Cardiovascular Diseases ; CMTP ; gene ; Heart ; Heart Diseases ; Heart Failure ; Molecular Pathways ; Pulmonary Hypertension ; Transplant ; Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) ;

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