An echocardiogram is non-invasive (the skin is not pierced), using ultrasound to produce imagery. The procedure is used as a safe method to look at how the heart functions. Because the patient is not exposed to radiation during an echocardiography, the procedure is suitable for repeated measurements over time.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.