WHAT IS THE ODYSSEY OUTCOMES STUDY?
The ODYSSEY Outcomes study is evaluating the ability of an investigational drug, called SAR236553, to lower LDL cholesterol and prevent heart attacks or strokes in people who have coronary heart disease (CHD) and have been recently hospitalized for a heart attack or unstable angina.
About 18,000 participants will be enrolled at 1400 research sites in 49 countries.
WHY PARTICIPATE IN A RESEARCH STUDY?
Volunteers play a significant role in the discovery of new treatments for conditions such as CHD and high cholesterol. These discoveries may or may not help you personally, but the understanding that is gained from research certainly helps future generations.
Volunteers participate in clinical trials for different reasons. Participating in the ODYSSEY Outcomes study would allow you to:
- Have closer observation of your health care.
- Play an active role in your health care.
- Help doctors advance medical knowledge.
AM I ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?
You may be eligible to participate if yo have been hospitalized with a heart attack or unstable angina and have high cholesterol levels that cannot be controlled with medicine. Your study doctor will determine if you are eligible to participate in the study and if so, he or she will describe the study to you and ask if you would like to participate. Your participation is entirely voluntary.
Text taken for the Participant Reference Guide ODYSSEY Outcomes Version 2.0 21 Jan 2014