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Case Study: Human Heart Study

An investigator will be using human hearts in order to study factors leading to heart failure. One group of normal, control hearts will be obtained from cadavers. A set of diseased hearts will be obtained from individuals who are to receive a heart transplant.


Does this study involve human subjects?

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Yes, this study involves human subjects

Correct!

The use of healthy hearts from cadavers does not constitute human subjects research, because the individuals from whom the hearts will be obtained are not living, but the use of the diseased hearts removed during transplant surgery is human subjects research, since the donors are alive.

No, this study does not involve human subjects

The correct answer is Yes.

The use of healthy hearts from cadavers does not constitute human subjects research, because the individuals from whom the hearts will be obtained are not living, but the use of the diseased hearts removed during transplant surgery is human subjects research, since the donors are alive.