Motivating Patients and Maintaining Rigor in Cardiovascular Clinical Trials

Cardiovascular research can feel like a “numbers game” from design and recruitment to analysis. Worldwide brings the experience, decisiveness and tailored solutions your program needs.

Dedicated cardiovascular teams, 30 years and counting

Worldwide wins the numbers game. We have more than three decades of experience in cardiovascular research, a presence in more than 60 countries, and extensive global trial experience in all phases of research—even involving more than 26,000 patients in a single trial. Yet every single program receives the attention and care of a dedicated team, enabling us to act quickly and effectively in close collaboration with key industry partners. 



As a clinician, investigator, and educator, Dr. Tsetskhladze embodies Worldwide’s commitment to supporting improved health care options. Since joining the Worldwide Clinical Trials team in 2004, she has supported more than 70 studies in her capacity as medical director and therapeutic advisor. She combines scientific and clinical rigor with an intimate understanding of the patient’s experience, and is adept at translating medical and scientific findings into accessible data to serve commercial and regulatory objectives. Dr. Tsetskhladze is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), while also serving on a number of therapeutic working groups. She is credited with more than 50 publications.



Lucy Bennett, Senior Director of Project Management for the UK, has been a member of the Cardiometabolic group at Worldwide Clinical Trials for almost three decades. Her experience with data management, site management and monitoring, and project management brings an intimate understanding of sponsors’ needs. She currently provides global oversight of internal and external teams and vendors, with responsibilities bridging the full life span of the clinical trial, from start-up through maintenance and closure.


Executive Director, Project Management, Cardiovascular

Nancy combines keen attention to clinical rigor with a capacity to oversee global multi-center clinical trials. As franchise lead within Worldwide’s cardiovascular therapeutic area, she provides operational oversight and leadership for our cardiovascular clinical trials, with responsibility for strategic development, regulatory compliance, site management, and clinical monitoring. After more than a decade working as a critical care transport nurse, she provided senior operational leadership for global multi-center clinical trials and registries, including direct responsibility for regulatory compliance, project management, and more at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) for 14 years. She has been with Worldwide since 2010.

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Cultivating cardiovascular success stories one patient—and study—at a time 

Cardiovascular trials often require teamwide dedication to a broad scope and a patient, detail-oriented operational approach. At Worldwide, we believe each study relies on the commitment of the individuals involved. Find out how this comes through in everything we do.

Cardiovascular Experience

  • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
  • Angina
  • Anticoagulation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Failure
  • Hypertension
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
  • Restenosis
  • Stroke/Cerebrovascular Disease – Prevention
  • Thrombosis

Our Dedicated Team