Cardiovascular Clinical Trials at the Medical College of Wisconsin

Welcome! Our mission is to offer innovative treatments to the patient population served by the Medical College of Wisconsin while maintaining a safe, caring and well-controlled environment for our research patients. 

About our trials

Our Cardiovascular Clinical Trials team conducts a variety of clinical studies at Froedtert Hospital and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center.

We provide patients the opportunity to participate in investigational treatment alternatives standard of care therapies do not offer. A team approach integrating faculty cardiologists, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, pharmacists and other highly specialized professionals is utilized.  

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Cardiovascular Medicine Clinical Trials

Areas of Interest

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Coronary artery disease prevention and long-term management
  • Congenital heart disease and defects
  • Management of congestive heart failure through disease progression
  • Hypertrophic heart disease

  • Brady and tachycardia management
  • Hypertensive disease and lipid management structural heart disease (PFO, ASD)
  • Stroke prevention

Alternative management may include drugs or devices. 

Heart Failure Clinical Trials

Heart Failure

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Coronary Disease Clinical Trials

Coronary Disease

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Valve Disease Clinical Trials

Valve Disease

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Structural Heart Clinical Trials

Structural Heart

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Vascular Disease Clinical Trials

Vascular Disease

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Meet Our Team


Jorge Saucedo, MD, MBA, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI

Professor and Division Chief


Barbara Shimada-Krouwer, RN, BSN

Research Nurse II/Coordinator Lead


Shelley Schultz, BS, MHA

Clinical Research Coordinator III


Lindsey Kalvin, ACS, RDCS (AE & PE), BS, FASE

Research Sonographer


Debbi Hoff

Clinical Research Coordinator I


Robyn Rubenstein

Clinical Research Assistant II


Elizabeth Jeanes

Clinical Research Coordinator II

Cardiovascular Clinical Trials

The Cardiovascular Research Service is currently conducting drug and/or device trials in the cardiac subspecialties listed. However, this does not limit what we may be working on tomorrow.

Please contact the Cardiovascular Trials program by calling (414) 955-7021 or at