Welcome to the Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT) Portal

Links to TACT Sponsors, Clinical Coordinating Center, Data Coordinating Center, and Affiliated Organizations

National Institutes of Health (NIH) (Sponsor)
Official website of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH is one of the world's foremost medical research centers. An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the NIH is the Federal focal point for health research.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) (Sponsor)
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides leadership for a national program in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood; blood resources; and sleep disorders. Since October 1997, the NHLBI has also had administrative responsibility for the NIH Woman's Health Initiative.National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) (Sponsor)
NCCAM was established by Congress in 1998. Its mission is to support rigorous research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), to train researchers in CAM, and to disseminate information to the public and professionals on which CAM modalities work, which do not, and why.

Mount Sinai Medical Center - Miami Heart Institute (MSMC-MHI) (Clinical Coordinating Center)
The TACT Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC) is located in the Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) at Mount Sinai Medical Center Miami Heart Institute in Miami Beach, FL. Gervasio Lamas, MD is Director of CVRI and TACT Principal Investigator.

Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) (Data Coordinating Center)
DCRI offers a unique combination of clinical expertise, academic leadership, operational capabilities, and business acumen that translates into targeted and sound research results. Its expertise is anchored in the conduct of international cardiology trials, and extends to infectious diseases and other key therapeutic areas.

American College of Cardiology (ACC)
ACC was chartered and incorporated as a teaching institution in 1949. The mission of the College is to foster optimal cardiovascular care and disease prevention through professional education, promotion of research, leadership in the development of standards and guidelines and the formulation of health care policy.

American College for Advancement of Medicine (ACAM)
Founded in 1973, the American College for Advancement in Medicine is a non-profit medical society dedicated to educating physicians on the latest findings and emerging procedures in complementary/alternative medicine, with special emphasis on preventive/nutritional medicine.

International College of Integrative Medicine (ICIM)
Founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1983, the International College of Integrative Medicine (a not-for-profit medical society), today continues to focus on educating health care professionals in the latest research-supported techniques and emerging holistic therapies that show promise for improving patient care.

TACT Data Entry System (Internet Case Report Form)