Study Type

Cholesterol/Blood Pressure

Study Purpose

Are you at least 50 years old and concerned about your blood pressure?
Can you answer YES to any of the following:
  • Do you smoke?
  • Do you have high blood pressure?
  • Do you have high cholesterol?
  • Have you ever had a heart attack?
  • Do you have kidney disease?

If so, you may be eligible to participate in a blood pressure research study to determine the optimum blood pressure level to lower your risk of future cardiovascular events.

About the Study

Are you 50 years or older and concerned about your blood pressure?

Pennington Biomedical Research Center is looking for individuals to participate in a blood pressure research study. The purpose of this study is to determine whether maintaining blood pressure levels lower than current recommendations further reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, chronic kidney disease, and a decline in cognitive function. Participants will be randomly assigned to one of two groups, Intensive blood pressure goal group and Standard blood pressure goal group. Both groups will have medication adjustments until their blood pressure has reached the goal of their group.

Participants in this study must be aged 50 years or older. During your time as a participant, you will be asked to attend one screening visit and clinic visits throughout the study. All study-related blood pressure medications and medical tests will be provided at no cost to you and you may be compensated up to $450 for participation.

Study Design

  • 1 screening visit
  • Clinic Visits throughout the study.

Study Qualifications

Must be 50 years and older

Study Duration



  • Blood Pressure medication at no cost to you
  • Earn up to $450

Study Contact

If you are interested in volunteering for SPRINT, click here to screen online, call 225-763-3000, or email clinicaltrials@pbrc.edu.

If you think you may be eligible, please click the button below to screen online.


Please do not fill out this questionnaire for anyone other than yourself unless you are their legal guardian.
If you know someone who may be interested please direct them to the site or have them call us directly at 225-763-3000.


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