Douglas Zipes from Indiana School of Medicine: Challenges of Research When Hypotheses Not Met

Even the most seasoned medical research teams can find themselves not reaching the goals they set out for themselves in a study. Learning from those lessons can sometimes be more motivation to find answers down the road.

Even the most seasoned medical research teams can find themselves not reaching the goals they set out for themselves in a study. Learning from those lessons can sometimes be more motivation to find answers down the road.

Douglas P. Zipes, MD, from the Indiana University School of Medicine, and his team had developed a hypothesis about the potential about spinal cord stimulation helping to treat heart failure. While they did not reach their goals in this study, Zipes said they will continue to look at potential future projects in the same field. Zipes presented the results of his research during the American College of Cardiology's 65th Annual Scientific Sessions and Expo in Chicago.