Call the Office of Patient Recruitment at 800-411-1222 to speak with one of our Information Specialists.
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Williams Syndrome (WS) and Supravalvular Aortic Stenosis (SVAS)
Elastin (ELN) and Arterial Stiffness
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) seek patients with Williams Syndrome (WS) or Supravalvular Aortic Stenosis (SVAS) to join a research study. Researchers want to see how blood vessel elasticity and stiffness affect the heart, gut, kidneys, and the brain in people with Williams Syndrome.
- Are 3 to 85 years old
- Have been diagnosed with Williams syndrome or SVAS (ELN gene mutation) by a physician
- Individuals with WS or children with ELN gene mutations must have parent/guardian for consent
- Will have their medical records reviewed and receive a physical exam
- Every year, participants will have imaging tests and measurements of blood vessel function over the course of several days
- Have the option of yearly study visits for up to 10 years
- Receive study-related tests provided at no cost
- May receive compensation and travel assistance
Location: The NIH Clinical Center, America's Research Hospital, is located on the Metro red line (Medical Center) in Bethesda, Maryland.
For more information, contact:
The Office of Patient Recruitment
TTY users call via MD Relay 7-1-1
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Or go online:
Refer to study 16-H-0144
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
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This page last updated on 02/25/2020