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Cardiovascular Disease clinical trials at UCSD

9 in progress, 3 open to eligible people

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  • A Study Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of Ralinepag to Improve Treatment Outcomes in PAH Patients

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Study ROR-PH-301, ADVANCE OUTCOMES, is designed to assess the efficacy and safety of ralinepag when added to pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) standard of care or PAH-specific background therapy in subjects with World Health Organization (WHO) Group 1 PAH.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • A Study of Ralinepag to Evaluate Effects on Exercise Capacity by CPET in Subjects With WHO Group 1 PH

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Study ROR-PH-302, ADVANCE CAPACITY, is designed to evaluate the effects of ralinepag therapy on exercise capacity as assessed by change in peak oxygen consumption (VO2) derived from cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) after 28 weeks of treatment

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Longitudinal Study for Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (Churg-Strauss)

    open to all eligible people

    Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Churg-Strauss) (EGPA) is a rare immune system disorder that causes asthma, an excessive number of eosinophils (a type of white blood cell) in the blood, and the inflammation of blood vessels, or vasculitis. In order to properly treat EGPA, it is critical that the level of disease activity can be determined over the course of the disease. The purpose of this study is to determine new biological markers, or biomarkers, that may be used to assess the severity of this disease in people with EGPA.

    San Diego, California and other locations

  • A Study Evaluating the Long-Term Efficacy and Safety of Ralinepag in Subjects With PAH Via an Open-Label Extension

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    Study ROR-PH-303, ADVANCE EXTENSION, is an open-label extension (OLE) study for participants with WHO Group 1 PAH who have participated in another Phase 2 or Phase 3 study of ralinepag.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • A Study to Evaluate the Effect of Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) on the Incidence of Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events (MACE) and Efficacy Measures in Hypogonadal Men

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a blinded and placebo-controlled study of topical testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in symptomatic hypogonadal men with increased risk for cardiovascular (CV) disease.

    San Diego, California and other locations

  • Enhancing Capacity in Churches to Implement PA Programs

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    Despite the benefits of physical activity (PA) to prevent cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases, few adult Latinas meet PA guidelines. Given the central role of churches within the Latino community and their commitment to the well-being of their members, they are ideal settings for health promotion. Evidence-based interventions (EBIs) for increasing PA and reducing obesity exist, but few PA interventions go to scale. Investigators propose to enhance Faith in Action with three organization-level strategies designed to increase program fit and effectiveness: 1) training church leaders in health promotion; 2) tailoring messaging to enhance fit between Faith in Action and each unique church environment; and 3) empowering community health workers (promotoras) to advocate for organizational change. Given the need to improve strategies to sustain health programs in community settings, investigators will test the influence of two additional sustainment strategies: 1) strengthening community collaborations and 2) providing technical support. Thirty-two churches will be randomly assigned to a Standard EBI group (Faith in Action as originally implemented), an Enhanced group (Standard intervention + organizational-level implementation strategies), or an Enhanced + Sustainment group (Enhanced implementation group + sustainment strategies). Investigators will test the proposed implementation strategies on organization-level change and individual behavior in diverse churches for a 12-month intervention and 6-month follow-up period. The proposed study aims to: 1) Test the short and long-term impacts of organization-level implementation strategies in 2 Enhanced conditions on organizational outcomes compared to the Standard EBI condition and 2) Examine individual behavior change among Latinas (N=812) in churches in the 2 Enhanced conditions compared to the Standard EBI condition. The study's primary hypothesis is that Latina's receiving the Enhanced interventions will increase their PA levels significantly more than those receiving the Standard Faith in Action intervention, and the improvements in PA will be sustained. If successful, findings from the current study will provide evidence of organizational-level strategies for uptake, sustainment, and implementation strategies for scale-up of PA interventions to increase PA and reduce chronic disease in churches across the US.

  • Evaluating the Use of Pitavastatin to Reduce the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in HIV-Infected Adults

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    People infected with HIV are at risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). This study will evaluate the use of pitavastatin to reduce the risk of CVD in adults infected with HIV who are on antiretroviral therapy (ART). The REPRIEVE trial consists of two parallel identical protocols: - REPRIEVE (A5332) is funded by the NHLBI, with additional infrastructure support provided by the NIAID, and is conducted in U.S and select international sites (approximately 120 sites in 11 countries). - REPRIEVE (EU5332) is co-sponsored by NEAT ID and MGH, and is conducted at 13 sites in Spain.

    San Diego, California and other locations

  • Heart Exercise And Resistance Training - Peer Lead ActivitY

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    Numerous studies show that regular physical activity / exercise significantly improves exercise tolerance as well as clinical outcomes in cardiovascular disease (CVD). Exercise as a reliable adjunctive intervention, however, remains limited due to poor short- as well as long-term adherence. The study examines the effectiveness of the peer-led Heart Exercise And Resistance Training - Peer Lead ActivitY (HEART-PLAY) intervention to significantly sustain exercise adherence among CR patients, as compared a standard CR intervention. In a rigorous cluster randomized controlled trial at the UCSD Step Family Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, the study assesses the HEART-PLAY intervention program in 264 socioeconomically and ethnically diverse women and men 18+ years old who have been referred to standard CR. Participants in the HEART-PLAY and in the STANDARD CR programs will both participate in 36 sessions of CR across approximately 12 weeks, as prescribed by their physician. Participants in HEART-PLAY will additionally receive peer and staff leadership, self-monitoring tools and feedback, group education and materials, and motivational, goal-setting, and relapse prevention counseling sessions. The study will demonstrate that the peer-led HEART-PLAY program based in the clinic setting will significantly enhance the primary study endpoint of adherence to 150 min/week of moderate physical activity/week.

    La Jolla, California

  • Use of Stable Carbon And Nitrogen Isotopes to Improve Dietary Assessment for Cardiovascular Disease

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    In this research study, the investigators will use a novel approach to measure what people eat. The goal is to find out whether stable isotopes that can be measured in blood, hair, and fingernails are better at measuring what people eat than the surveys that are currently used. To meet the goal, the investigators will do three things. First, the investigators will feed study participants known amounts of foods and nutrients. Second, after study participants have eaten the food, the investigators will measure stable isotopes in samples of study participants' blood, hair, and fingernails. Third, the investigators will determine how well these samples reflect what was eaten. The investigators will also give surveys to study participants to determine how well the surveys reflect what was eaten. This will allow the investigators to do a relative comparison of the measurements from isotopes and surveys.

    San Diego, California

Our lead scientists for Cardiovascular Disease research studies include .

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