Proyecto Corazon: Learning How to Protect a Broken Heart During Bereavement
This study will help us learn how to protect a broken heart after the loss of a spouse or significant other by identifying factors that can improve health and wellbeing during this difficult life transition.
- Family Health
- IRB Number
- NCT Number
- ct.gov registration not required
- Open to Enrollment
- Eligible Ages
- Between 18 and 0
- Eligible Genders
- Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Individuals who have lost a spouse or domestic partner within the last 3 months (+/
- 45 days), and who are of Latin or non-Latino White origin.
- Individuals with evidence of liver or kidney failure;
- Individuals with significant visual or auditory problems, and/or cognitive impairment;
- Individuals with major medical conditions involving the immune system such as autoimmune and/or inflammatory diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis;
- Individuals who smoke;
- Individuals with alcohol or drug abuse;
Individuals with regular use of medications with major immunological consequences (e.g., steroids), those on medications for angiotensin type I receptor blockers, and those taking statins. Those taking aspirin will not be excluded because this did not reduce IL-6 and CRP inflammation in previous work. However, it will be assessed.
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