Getting to an improved Understanding of Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol and Dyslipidemia Management a Registry of High Cardiovascular Risk Subjects in the United States: The GOULD Study

What we are studying

This is an observational study for people with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). ASCVD is a condition, which occurs partly due to elevated cholesterol levels in the blood, resulting in buildup of plaque in your arteries. Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium and other substances in your blood. Over time, plaque hardens and narrows your arteries, which limits blood flow to the heart and other areas of your body. This observational study is being done to better understand the use of cholesterol lowering medications in people with ASCVD.

Who is Eligible

  • Genders:
    • Men
    • Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 18+

Eligibility Criteria

  • History of coronary artery disease
  • Prior myocardial infarction
  • Coronary or other arterial revascularization
  • Ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA)
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Carotid artery stenosis.

What is involved

  • 1 clinic visit
  • A phone visit at enrollment and every 6 months thereafter for 2 years.


You will be paid $50 for the enrollment visit and $25 for each phone visit completed for the study. Payment will be made in the form of a gift card and after each visit is complete.

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Vickie Wayne
Principal Investigator
Dr. David Herrington

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.