Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 10, 2020

VIDEO: Cardiologists Manage Trial Testing if Hydroxychloroquine Protects Clinicians From COVID-19

Cardiologist William O’Neill, M.D., medical director of the Center for Structural Heart Disease at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, is organizing COVID-19 clinical trials in Detroit with cardiologists at four hospitals. With cardiac trial enrollments at a standstill, Henry Ford's cardiology department offered its research capabilities in the fight against COVID-19.

The collaboration initiated its first 3,000 patient trials April 9 to test if hydroxychloroquine help prevent the onset of COVID-19 in front-line clinicians, first responders and other essential workers. can to bring large-scale novel coronavirus (COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2) drug trials to southeast Michigan. 

Four metropolitan Detroit hospital systems and a leading research university, Henry Ford Health System, Ascension, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Beaumont and Wayne State University, are collaborating to bring large-scale COVID-19 drug trials to southeast Michigan.

The current WHIP COVID-19 Trial will include three arms in this randomized, blinded trial testing safety and efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in first-responder and front-line healthcare workers. They will be divided into a low-dose arm, high-dose arm and a placebo arm. 

Read more about the trials in the article First Large-scale U.S. Study on Hydroxychloroquine COVID-19 Prophylaxis Begins in Detroit

Read more about O'Neill and other cardiologists heading the COVID-19 trial collaboration.

Read the FDA document on the trial


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FDA Reports of Deaths and Injuries From Use of Antimalarial Drugs in COVID-19 Patients

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