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Sleepers With Restless Leg Syndrome Needed for Study

May 21, 2014 02:58PM

This month, Dr. Suzie Bertisch, a clinician-investigator who specializes in sleep issues at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), is enrolling sleepers with Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) in a research project which will explore the relationship between RLS and heart disease.

“There has been much interest in the findings of recent studies that link Restless Leg Syndrome with increased cardiovascular risk,” says Bertisch. “Our study is evaluating potential physiologic pathways that may link RLS with the development of cardiovascular disease.”

Study participants will gain insight into their own sleep patterns and leg movements, contribute to scientific knowledge and receive compensation for their participation.

 Location: Spaulding Hospital Cambridge, 1575 Cambridge St., Cambridge. Interested RLS sleepers can call 617-643-6026 or email [email protected] for more information about participating in the study.

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