Post-Menopausal Women Needed for Research Study!

Study Overview

Researchers at IU School of Medicine and Purdue University are looking for post-menopausal women to take part in a study to determine if taking a hormone called progesterone can reduce the risk of a heart rhythm abnormality.  

Study Description

Who is Eligible
  • Women at least 50 years of age or older
  • Have gone through menopause
  • Do not have an allergy to peanuts
  • No history of heart attack, coronary heart disease or heart arrhythmia requiring treatment
  • No diagnosis of heart failure and/or must not have a pacemaker
  • No history of breast, uterine or ovarian cervical cancer
  • No history of hysterectomy and/or ovariectomy
  • No history of long QT syndrome
  • Must not be undergoing hormone replacement therapy (estradiol, progesterone and/or testosterone)
What Participation Involves
  • Attend 3 study visits to the Indiana Clinical Research Center at University Hospital in Indianapolis.   
  • You will be asked to take progesterone or a placebo for 7 days before your visit.
  • During two of the study visits, you will be given a drug called Covert through an IV, blood samples will be taken and you will wear a heart monitor.
  • Participants will receive up to $500 for completing all of the study requirements.
How to Participate
**IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THIS STUDY, please submit your information using the provided form below.
**You may also reach out to the study team directly by contacting Heather Jaynes RN, MSN at 317-847-2094 or
Study Title: Novel Approaches for Minimizing Drug-Induced QT Interval Lengthening

  • IRB Number: 2005890134 - F
  • Research Study Identifier: TX11188
  • Principal Investigator: James Tisdale

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