Interventional Radiology Research

“Carotid Revascularization and Medical Management for Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Trial (CREST-2)” (Protocol #15-25-H-06)

Do you have narrowing in your carotid artery? The Interventional Radiology Department at MSMC is currently recruiting patients with narrowing in their carotid artery without stroke or stroke warning signs (TIA or mini-strokes) caused by that artery for a research study.

CREST-2 is comparing intensive medical management alone to intensive medical management used in combination with a procedure to remove plaque buildup from the carotid artery of the neck.

Please contact Tamar Capehart at (305) 674-2121 Ext. 59162 or Yoselin Lugo at (305) 674-2121 Ext. 59118 for any questions or additional information.


Randomized, Multicenter, Controlled Trial to Compare Best Endovascular versus Best Surgical Therapy in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia (Protocol # 16-27-H-04)

Do you have Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) with Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI)? The Interventional Radiology Department at MSMC is currently recruiting patients with CLI for a research study.  The BEST-CLI Trial is comparing two methods of treatment, endovascular therapy or open surgery to restore blood flow to your limb.

Please contact Tamar Capehart at (305) 674-2121 Ext.59162 or Yoselin Lugo at (305) 674-2121 Ext 59118 for any questions or further information.


A 3:1 Randomized Trial Comparing the Boston Scientific RANGER™ Paclitaxel Coated Balloon vs Standard Balloon Angioplasty for the Treatment of Superficial Femoral Arteries (SFA) and Proximal Popliteal Arteries (PPA) (Protocol # 17-24-H-04)

Have you ever been diagnosed with a blockage of a blood vessel in your legs?

If you are feeling pain when you walk, one of your blood vessels in your leg may have a significant narrowing or blockage. We are doing a research study to treat these types of blockages.

Please contact Tamar Capehart at (305) 674-2121 Ext.59162 or Yoselin Lugo at (305) 674-2121 Ext 59118 for any questions or further information.


A Prospective, Multi-Center, Single-Arm, Real-World Study Assessing the Clinical use of the Bard® UltraScore™ Focused Force PTA Balloon (Protocol # 17-61-H-12)

Have you ever been diagnosed with a blockage of a blood vessel in your legs?

If you are feeling pain when you walk, one of your blood vessels in your leg may have a significant narrowing or blockage. We are doing a research study to treat these types of blockages.

Please contact Tamar Capehart at (305) 674-2121 Ext.59162 or Yoselin Lugo at (305) 674-2121 Ext 59118 for any questions or further information.


A Clinical Feasability Evaluation of the MicroStent Peripheral Vascular Stent in Subjects with Artery Lesions Below the Knee (Protocol # 18-08-H-03)

Have you been diagnosed with Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) that your doctor has decided to treat with an endovascular device? If so, we are currently conducting a data collection study for this type of device.

If you are interested in taking part in this research study, please contact Jennifer Gimeno at (305) 674-2121 Ext 50425 or Yoselin Lugo at (305) 674-2121 Ext 59118 for any questions or further information.