What is a clinical study?
A clinical study involves a form of medical research intended to further medical and scientific knowledge using human volunteers. In a clinical study, participants generally receive specific interventions according to a research protocol which may compare a new medical approach to a standard one that is already available to the public. These studies may use a new medication, treatment or medical device, such as an ablation catheter. The sponsor and physicians work together to determine the safety and potential efficacy of the intervention by measuring outcomes in the study participants.