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High Blood Pressure clinical trials at UCSF

33 in progress, 18 open to eligible people

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  • Sotatercept for PAH Treatment (MK-7962-004/A011-12)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study is being conducted to assess the long-term safety, tolerability, and efficacy of sotatercept (MK-7962, formerly called ACE-011) in participants with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH). This open-label, long-term follow-up (LTFU) study is supported by data from the PULSAR study (Phase 2, NCT03496207) in which treatment with sotatercept resulted in hemodynamic and functional improvements in the study participants, including those receiving maximal PAH therapy with double/triple drug combinations and intravenous prostacyclin. The primary objective of this open-label, LTFU study is to evaluate the long-term safety and tolerability of sotatercept when added to background PAH therapy in adult participants with PAH who have completed prior sotatercept studies. The secondary objective is to evaluate continued efficacy in adult participants with PAH who have completed prior sotatercept studies.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Test the Feasibility of Utilizing Home Blood Pressure Monitoring to Optimize the Administration of Midodrine Among Decompensated Cirrhosis Patients

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a randomized single-blind feasibility trial to test the utilization of home blood pressure devices to improve the clinical management of decompensated cirrhosis patients.

    San Francisco, California

  • Mean Pulmonary Artery Pressure-Targeted Approach With Early and Rapid Treprostinil Therapy to Reverse Right Ventricular Remodeling in Participants With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The primary objective of this study is to assess the effect of early and rapid treprostinil therapy for mean pulmonary artery pressure (mPAP) reduction to improve right ventricular (RV) function and reverse RV remodeling in participants with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

    Fresno, California and other locations

  • AV-101 (Dry Powder Inhaled Imatinib) in Patients With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)

    open to eligible people ages 18-75

    IMPAHCT: Inhaled iMatinib Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Clinical Trial is a Phase 2b/Phase 3 study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of AV-101 (dry powder inhaled imatinib) in patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH). The Phase 2b part of the study will assess three doses to establish an optimal dose for the Phase 3 part of the study. The Phase 2b primary endpoint will be the placebo corrected change in pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR). The Phase 3 primary endpoint will be the placebo corrected change in 6-minute walk distance (6MWD) after 24 weeks of treatment.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Sotatercept in Participants With PAH WHO FC III or FC IV at High Risk of Mortality (MK-7962-006/ZENITH)

    open to eligible people ages 18-75

    The objective of this study is to evaluate the effects of sotatercept (MK-7962, formerly called ACE-011) treatment (plus maximum tolerated background pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) therapy) versus placebo (plus maximum tolerated background PAH therapy) on time to first event of all cause death, lung transplantation, or PAH worsening-related hospitalization of ≥24 hours, in participants with World Health Organization (WHO) functional class (FC) III or FC IV PAH at high risk of mortality.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Clarifying the Optimal Application of SLT Therapy Trial

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The goal of this study is to understand if SLT performed at low energy is as effective as SLT performed at standard energy, and also to see if repeating SLT at low energy once a year will prevent or delay the need for daily eye drop medications better than waiting for SLT to wear off before repeating it.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Nanodropper Device on Intraocular Pressure in Patients With Glaucoma

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Previous studies demonstrate that smaller eye drops used in the treatment of glaucoma are just as efficacious as their larger counterparts. The proposed study hopes to demonstrate the non-inferiority of using Nanodropper to lower intraoccular pressure (IOP) in glaucoma patients compared to standard of care eye drops.

    San Francisco, California

  • Hypertension in Young Adults Trial

    open to eligible people ages 18-40

    This is a pilot randomized controlled trial which will test the effect of 3 different anti-hypertensive agents and 3 different strategies of engaging young adults in home blood pressure monitoring on blood pressure control, with secondary outcomes focused on quality of life and adverse events.

    San Francisco, California

  • Metformin for Pulmonary Hypertension HFpEF

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The main objective of this study is to determine the clinical efficacy of metformin versus placebo and the therapeutic response with regards to functional capacity and hemodynamics in PH-HFpEF.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Mono vs. Dual Therapy for Pediatric Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

    open to eligible people ages 3 months to 18 years

    The investigators' central hypothesis is that early combination therapy with two PAH-specific oral therapies that have been shown to be well tolerated in the pediatric population, sildenafil and bosentan, will result in better World Health Organization (WHO) functional class at 12 months after initiation of PAH treatment than therapy with sildenafil alone.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Reducing Right Ventricular Failure in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (RELIEVE-PAH)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The objectives of the RELIEVE-PAH study are to obtain first-in-human experience with the study device in patients with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension, including evidence of initial safety, device performance and possible signals of clinical effectiveness.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Secondhand Tobacco Smoke and Cardiovascular Disease

    open to eligible people ages 40 years and up

    This is a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled crossover clinical trial of efficacy and safety of an FDA-approved angiotensin receptor blocker (losartan) to improve cardiopulmonary outcomes in individuals with pre-Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) due to prolonged exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke.

    San Francisco, California

  • Vardenafil Inhaled for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension PRN Phase 2B Study

    open to eligible people ages 18-80

    The objectives of this study are to evaluate the effects of RT234 on exercise parameters assessed by a specialized exercise test (Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test or CPET) in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • ALTA TIPS: A 5-year Longitudinal Observational Study of Patients Undergoing TIPS Placement

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    ALTA is a multicenter consortium focused on the management of portal hypertension. ALTA TIPS is a longitudinal observational study of patients who are undergoing transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement. ALTA will create a database that will provide clinical parameters and outcomes of patients undergoing TIPS as part of their standard of care in hopes of answering key clinical questions.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Chronic Thromboembolic Disease Registry

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The goal of this patient registry is to learn about the natural history in patients with chronic thromboembolic disease (CTD) and/or chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). The main question[s] it aims to answer are: - Long-term outcome after various types of treatment, including medication, balloon pulmonary angioplasty, and pulmonary endarterectomy - Effect of treatment on patient's quality of life and exercise tolerance Participants will be followed longitudinally to assess their health outcomes and quality of life via chart review and health quality surveys.

    San Francisco, California

  • Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Network (PPHNet) Informatics Registry

    open to eligible people ages up to 21 years

    Patients are being asked to be in this research study because medical researchers hope that by gathering information about a large number of children with pulmonary hypertension over time, their understanding of the disease process will increase and lead to better treatment. Investigators believe that pulmonary hypertension in children is different than pulmonary hypertension in adults and this study will help us understand those differences.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Pulmonary Hypertension Association Registry

    open to all eligible people

    The PHA Registry (PHAR) is a national study about people who have pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). PHAR collects information from people with PAH and CTEPH who are cared for in participating PHA-accredited Pulmonary Hypertension Care Centers throughout the U.S. PHAR will determine how people with PAH and CTEPH are evaluated, tested, and treated, and will observe how well these participants do. The goal is to see if people with PH are treated according to recommended guidelines, and to see if there are certain factors that can lead to better or worse outcomes. PHAR will include information about people with PAH and CTEPH in the U.S. who are seen at participating PHA-accredited PH Care Centers. PHAR contains data about patient care and outcomes. Specifically, data in the PHAR includes information on diagnosis; clinical status; socioeconomic status; diagnosis test results; body size; treatment information; interest in participating in clinical trials; family health and social history; and information about smoking, alcohol, or drug use. Participants are followed over time, and provide updates such as changes in therapy, how often participants need to go to the hospital, and survival. Such information may help healthcare providers provide better care.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • PV Loop and Pulmonary Hypertension

    open to eligible people ages 1-21

    The right ventricular (RV) systolic function is a key determinant of outcome in patients with pulmonary hypertension and elevated pulmonary vascular resistance. As the pulmonary artery pressure and vascular resistance increase (i.e. RV afterload) in these patients, so does the right ventricular contractility in an attempt to maintain cardiac output. This is response of a ventricle to its afterload is termed ventriculo-arterial (VA) coupling. However, there is a limit to this increase in contractility after which VA uncoupling occurs ultimately leading to decrease cardiac output and right ventricular failure. The accepted gold standard for measurement of VA coupling is the ratio of the end systolic ventricular elastance (Ees) to the end systolic arterial elastance (Ea) measured invasively via high fidelity conductance catheters during cardiac catheterization. In this study, the aim is to devise a non-invasive scoring system that can identify VA uncoupling in patients with elevated pulmonary vascular resistance using echocardiography, cardiac MRI, cardiopulmonary exercise testing and brain natriuretic peptide levels. The hypothesis is that a group of morphologic and functional variables obtained noninvasively can differentiate an RV with VA coupling from that with VA uncoupling.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Pilot to Examine Risk and Feasibility of Remote Management of BP From CKD Through ESRD

    Sorry, currently not accepting new patients, but might later

    The transition from chronic kidney disease (CKD) to end-stage renal disease ESRD is a vulnerable and challenging period of time for patients and providers. Suboptimal control of blood pressure is known to be common in patients with the advanced stages of CKD, and may contribute to their elevated risk of progression to ESRD, cardiovascular morbidity, and mortality. This proposal is a pilot randomized controlled trial designed to test whether intensive blood pressure lowering is feasible and safe in patients with advanced CKD as they transition to ESRD.

    San Francisco, California

  • Selexipag as Add-On Treatment to Standard of Care in Children With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether the addition of selexipag to standard of care treatment delays disease progression in children with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) in comparison to placebo.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • COHERE - COntextualized Care in cHcs' Electronic Health REcords

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This study was designed to develop and test clinical decision support (CDS) tools that present clinical care team members with a given patient's social risk information and recommend care plan adaptations based on those risks. This study will test the hypothesis that providing care team members with CDS about patients' known social risks will result in improved outcomes. This study's primary outcomes are hypertension and diabetes control, but the results will have implications for a wide range of morbidities.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Comparing Hypertension Remote Monitoring Evaluation Redesign

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    The goal of this clinical trial is to compare the effectiveness of evidence-based, adapted, and tailored, patient-focused and clinic-focused strategies to improve blood pressure (BP) control in English- and Spanish-speaking patients with hypertension (HTN).

    San Francisco, California

  • NEPH-ROSIS (NEPHrology in CirRhOSIS) Pilot Trial: A Trial to Treat Acute Kidney Injury Among Hospitalized Cirrhosis Patients

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    The goal of this pilot, randomized, single-blind clinical trial is to estimate the effect size of a high and low mean arterial pressure (MAP)-target algorithm among cirrhosis patients hospitalized with acute kidney injury. The main aims to answer are: • Does an algorithm that has low (<80 mmHg) and high (≥80) MAP-targets lead to significant differences in mean arterial pressure? • Are there any serious adverse events (e.g., ischemia) in a high blood pressure algorithm as compared to a low blood pressure algorithm? • Are there any differences in the incidence of AKI reversal in the high v. low MAP-target groups? Participants will be: 1) Randomized to a clinical algorithm that will either target a low (<80 mmHg) or high (≥80 mmHg) MAP. 2) Depending on their group, investigators will titrate commonly used medications to a specific MAP target. Researchers will compare the high and low MAP-target groups to see if these algorithms lead to significant changes in MAP, if they have any impact on AKI reversal, and if there are any adverse events in the high MAP-target group.

    San Francisco, California

  • Remote Monitoring for Equity in Advancing Control of Hypertension

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    The goal of this study is to support patients with hypertension self-management using both home blood pressure monitors and digital messaging programs. The investigators will first engage patients with technology training to use home monitors, online portal websites to view their medical record information online, and texting and mobile phone applications. Then investigators will assess the effectiveness of home blood pressure monitors and enhanced patient-clinician digital communication on blood pressure control during a 12-month intervention.

    San Francisco, California

  • TReatment of Pulmonary Hypertension Group II Study

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The objective of this study is to assess the safety and initial effectiveness of the TIVUS™ System when used for pulmonary artery denervation in group II PH patients through change in clinical parameters including hemodynamics, exercise tolerance, and quality of life. This is a prospective, multi-center, non-randomized, open-label clinical trail. The study will be conducted in up to 3 centers and will recruit up to 15 patients diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension due to left heart disease that demonstrate combined pre and post capillary involvement with PVR>3 wood units.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • UCSF BP Activate Letter Study

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The BP Activate Study aims to assess the effectiveness of the BP Report letter with personalized BP medication recommendations, compared with Control letters and no intervention, at shortening time to appointment, time to visit, time to medication change, and time to achievement of BP goal.

    San Francisco, California

  • University of California Health Remote (Home) Monitoring Evaluation

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This study sets out to evaluate a University of California-wide (Davis, San Francisco, and Los Angeles) quality improvement initiative to increase remote (home) blood pressure monitoring and improve blood pressure control for persons with hypertension. Participants at each site will be randomized to one of two types of remote monitoring: integrated versus manual. Participants using the integrated monitoring will have their home blood pressure readings sent directly to their participating health systems. Participants using the manual monitoring will record their own blood pressures and report them to their health care system as per usual care.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Learn About How Well Riociguat Works, How Safe it is and How it is Used Under Real World Conditions in Patients in the United States Who Are Receiving Riociguat for High Blood Pressure in the Arteries That Carry Blood From the Heart to the Lungs (Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, PAH)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a type of high blood pressure in the arteries that carry blood from the heart to the lungs. PAH occurs when the openings in the blood vessels of the lungs get smaller and smaller. These smaller openings can be caused by the following: - The walls of the arteries tightening - The walls of the arteries becoming stiff and narrow from an overgrowth of cells The increased pressure in the pulmonary arteries strains the right side of the heart and it begins to fail, causing difficulty breathing and other symptoms. As PAH progresses, symptoms get worse. There is no cure for PAH, but several medications like endothelin receptor antagonists (ERAs), prostacyclin analogues (PCAs) and riociguat, a soluable guanylate cyclase stimulator, are available to help slow the progression of changes in the pulmonary arteries and help reduce symptoms. Riociguat can be taken together with ERAs and PCAs. In this study, the researchers want to learn about how well riociguat works, how safe it is when patients take it in 1 of these ways: - alone - with ERA - with PCA - with ERA and PCA The dosage for each patient will be decided by their doctor. The researchers will review information collected from the patients who have decided with their doctor to start riociguat treatment for their PAH. The study will include about 500 patients in the United States who are at least 18 years old. All of the patients will have either just started taking riociguat or will have been taking it for less than 3 months No investigational products will be administered in this study. Patients will be treated with the Standard of Care (SOC) for PAH. The SOC is the currently appropriate treatment in accordance with scientific evidence and agreed upon in collaboration between medical experts for PAH. There will be no study-mandated visits or treatments. The patients will be in the study for up to 2 years. During this time, they will visit their doctor every 3 to 6 months as part of the Standard of Care. At these visits, the patients will answer questions about their PAH symptoms and whether they have any medical problems. They will also do exercise tests to see how well they are able to breathe and how tired they get while exercising. The doctors will perform other usual examinations which are part of the Standard of Care such as echocardiograms (images of the heart to show how the heart is working) and a right heart catheters (to measure the pressures in the heart) and will take the usual blood and urine samples.

    Fresno, California and other locations

  • ADAPT - A Patient Registry of the Real-world Use of Orenitram®

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This prospective, observational, multicenter, patient registry will follow patients who are receiving treatment with Orenitram for the treatment of PAH for up to 78 weeks from Orenitram initiation

    Fresno, California and other locations

  • FibroScan™ in Pediatric Cholestatic Liver Disease (FORCE)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Noninvasive monitoring of liver fibrosis is an unmet need within the clinical management of pediatric chronic liver disease. While liver biopsy is often used in the initial diagnostic evaluation, subsequent biopsies are rarely performed because of inherent invasiveness and risks. This study will evaluate the role of non-invasive FibroScan™ technology to detect and quantify liver fibrosis.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Global Utilization And Registry Database for Improved preservAtion of doNor LUNGs

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    The objective of this registry is to collect and evaluate various clinical effectiveness parameters in patients with transplanted donor lung that were preserved and transported within the LUNGguard system, as well as retrospective standard of care patients

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Human/Machine Interface: What the HeartMate 3 ® Device Tells Us About the Future

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    Durable left ventricular assist devices (dLVAD) have been increasingly utilized since the mid to late 1990s, with an uptick of utility starting in 2010 following expanded indications for therapy to not only include a bridge to transplantation strategy, but also for those individuals who suffer from advanced heart failure (HF) and do not qualify for cardiac transplantation. Despite the decreasing size of the newest generation devices leading to a lessened occurrence of adverse events, bleeding and infection still remain a concern for clinicians, as well as a general lack of predictability towards adverse events in individuals with a dLVAD in place. There is a lack of description in the literature currently, regarding the interface between what the pump data provides and what is seen in clinical practice. There also is little known about the effects of what is provided in the pump data, in correlation to quality-of-life following dLVAD implantation. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to prospectively analyze normal and abnormal pump data through pump operations such as suction events, low flow alarms as well as other adventitious alarms, PI events and power cable disconnects greater than 20 seconds, from the HeartMate 3 ® dLVAD in order to clinically correlate this data to quality of life, frailty and other various medical conditions and adverse events as defined by the Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (Intermacs). This will be achieved through two aims: 1) Evaluate the effectiveness of dLVAD pump operations data on clinical practice application (quality of life, frailty and various medical conditions, and adverse events such as GIB, RHF, infection, hypertension, arrhythmias and stroke); and 2) Evaluate correlations and relationships of longitudinal normal and abnormal dLVAD pump operations data, to demographic and clinical variables. This study is the first study to evaluate HeartMate 3 ® dLVAD pump operations data over time for effectiveness in the clinical practice.

  • Validation of SEARCH, a Novel Hierarchical Algorithm to Define Long-term Outcomes After Pulmonary Embolism

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    Potential outcomes after PE occur on a spectrum: complete recovery, exercise intolerance from deconditioning/anxiety, dyspnea from concomitant cardiopulmonary conditions, dyspnea from residual pulmonary vascular occlusion, chronic thromboembolic disease and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Although a battery of advanced diagnostic tests could distinguish each of those conditions, the yield of individual tests among all post- PE patients is low enough that routine testing of all PE patients is not typically performed. Although the various possible post-PE outcomes have enormous implications for patient care, they are rarely distinguished clinically. Perhaps for this reason, chronic conditions after PE are rarely (if ever) used as endpoints in randomized clinical trials of acute PE treatment. The proposed project will validate a clinical decision tree to distinguish among the various discrete outcomes cost-effectively through a hierarchical series of tests with the acronym SEARCH (for symptom screen, exercise function, arterial perfusion, resting heart function, confirmatory imaging and hemodynamics). Each step of the algorithm sorts a subset of patients into a diagnostic category unequivocally in a cost-effective manner. The categories are mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive, so that each case falls into one, and only one, category. Each individual test used in the algorithm has been clinically validated in pulmonary embolism patients, including the cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) technique that the investigators developed and validated. However, the decision tree approach to deploying the tests has not yet been validated. Aim 1 will determine whether the SEARCH algorithm will yield concordant post-PE diagnoses when multiple reviewers independently evaluate multiple cases (reliability). Aim 2 will determine whether the post-PE diagnoses are stable, according to the SEARCH algorithm, between the first evaluation and the subsequent one six months later (validity).

    Fresno, California and other locations

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