BEND, Ore. — February 12, 2014 — Bend Memorial Clinic (BMC) is seeking people who have had a heart attack or stroke and have high cholesterol to participate in The Fourier Study, a clinical trial sponsored by a leading pharmaceutical company.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 71 million American adults (33.5%) have high LDL or “bad” cholesterol and only one out of every three adults with LDL cholesterol has the condition under control.

Fourier is a clinical research study to find out if an investigational medication may reduce the risk of future heart attacks, strokes, related to cardiovascular events and death in individuals with a prior history of these conditions. The study is investigating a different approach to reducing LDL cholesterol or “bad” cholesterol.

Individuals may qualify if they are 40 to 85 years of age and have had a heart attack, stroke or peripheral artery disease.  Participants will receive study-required medical care and may receive study medication. Participants may also receive compensation for time and travel.

For more information please call the BMC Research Department at 877.692.8338 or email

About Bend Memorial Clinic

Bend Memorial Clinic includes more than 115 providers representing 30 specialties including Urgent Care, Primary Care, Specialty Care, Imaging and Clinical Services. With five locations BMC is the largest multi-specialty group in Central Oregon and provides quality, convenient healthcare known as TotalCareTM. The Clinic has provided primary and specialty care since 1946. For more information, please visit


Katy Sparks
Marketing & Public Relations Manager
Bend Memorial Clinic
1501 NE Medical Center Drive
Bend, OR 97701
Direct:  541.318.3011


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