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High Blood Pressure clinical trials at UCSD

18 in progress, 8 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.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Pivotal Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Lorundrostat in Subjects With Uncontrolled Hypertension on a Standardized Antihypertensive Medication Regimen

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    a Phase 2 trial to evaluate the blood pressure-lowering effect of lorundrostat (an aldosterone synthase inhibitor), administered on a background of a standardized anti-hypertensive (AHT) medication regimen, in subjects with uncontrolled and/or treatment-resistant hypertension.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • 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

  • 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 Diego, California and other locations

  • Sotatercept in Newly Diagnosed Intermediate- and High-Risk PAH Participants (MK-7962-005/A011-13)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The objective of this study is to evaluate the effects of sotatercept (MK-7962, formerly called ACE-011) treatment (plus background pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) therapy) versus placebo (plus background PAH therapy) on time to clinical worsening (TTCW) in participants who are newly diagnosed with PAH and are at intermediate or high risk of disease progression.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Using the Aria CV Pulmonary Hypertension System

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This prospective study is a multi-center early feasibility study assessing the safety and performance of the Aria CV Pulmonary Hypertension System in patients with pulmonary hypertension and right heart dysfunction.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • 18 Month Prospective Efficacy and Safety Study of Bimatoprost Intracameral Implant (DURYSTA)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Study to collect effectiveness and safety data after administration of a bimatoprost intracameral implant in patients with open-angle glaucoma (OAG) or ocular hypertension (OHT).

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • TrEatment Approach in the Multimodal Era Registry

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The goal of this observational patient registry is to learn how expert centers treat patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). CTEPH is a condition in which blood clots block the blood vessels in the lungs. There are currently three treatment options for patients with CTEPH: - surgery to remove blood clots from large vessels in the lungs (pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA)) - the use of a small balloon to unblock smaller blood vessels (balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA)) - drugs Patients can also receive a combination of these treatments. The main question this registry aims to answer are: - How many patients receive a given kind of treatment? - How do expert centers combine the different treatments? - Are patients doing better after they receive a given kind of treatment? - How many patients are alive 1, 3 and 5 years after they receive a given kind of treatment? Participants will receive the same treatments that they would receive if they did not participate in the study. During the study, patients will visit their doctors as they would do normally. The doctors will collect information on the patients' health and enter it into the study database. The follow-up time will be at least 3 years for all patients.

    San Diego, California and other locations

  • 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

  • MK-5475 in Participants With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (INSIGNIA-PAH: Phase 2/3 Study of an Inhaled sGC Stimulator in PAH) (MK-5475-007)

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    This is a two-part (Phase 2/Phase 3) study of MK-5475, an inhaled soluble guanylate cyclase stimulator, in participants with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The first part (Phase 2) will assess three different doses of MK-5475 compared to placebo in a base period of 12 weeks, followed by comparison of three different doses of MK-5475 during an optional 24 month extension period. The treatment dose with the best efficacy and safety profile in the phase 2 cohort base period will be selected for use in the second part (Phase 3) of the study. The primary hypothesis of Phase 2 is that at least one MK-5475 dose is superior to placebo in reducing pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) from baseline at week 12. The purpose of the second part (Phase 3) of the study is to confirm the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of MK-5475 at the selected dose compared to placebo during a 12 week base period followed by an extension period of up to 5 years. The primary hypothesis of Phase 3 is that MK-5475 is superior to placebo in increasing 6-minute walk distance (6MWD) from baseline at week 12.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Treatment of Pre-induction Hypertension on Hemodynamic Stability During Induction of General Anesthesia

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    The purpose of this study is to determine if treatment of pre-induction hypertension with an intravenous short acting calcium channel antagonist will (1) reduce the magnitude and duration of blood pressure excursions outside of a pre-established normal range and (2) decrease the requirement for vasoactive medications during the period from induction of anesthesia until just prior to surgical incision.

  • Blood Pressure on Cognition and Cerebral Hemodynamics in PD

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    The goal of clinical trial is to learn about how blood pressure fluctuations affect cognitive performance (thinking abilities) and brain blood flow in persons with Parkinson's disease with and without orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure when standing). The main questions it aims to answer are: - Is there a certain level of blood pressure that correlates with change in cognitive performance while upright? - Is there a certain level of change in brain blood flow that correlates with change in cognitive performance when upright? - How does cognitive performance differ between persons with Parkinson's disease that have orthostatic hypotension and those without orthostatic hypotension? - How does cognitive performance differ between the supine (laying down) and upright positions? - How do blood pressure and brain blood predict changes in cognitive performance over two years? Participants in this study will undergo the following procedures: - Complete a screening visit with questionnaires, medical history, physical exam, and head-up tilt-table test. - Attend one baseline study visit, during which they will undergo a battery of computerized cognitive tests repeated twice: once while laying down and once while upright on a tilt table. Simultaneously, during the experiments we will measure blood pressure using a wrist-worn device and inflatable arm cuff and will measure brain blood flow using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), a non-invasive device that uses light sensors to detect changes in brain blood flow. - Attend one two-year follow-up visit, during which they will repeat a battery of computerized cognitive tests repeated twice: once while laying down and once while upright on a tilt table. During this visit, like before, we will measure blood pressure using a wrist-worn device and inflatable arm cuff and will measure brain blood flow using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). Researchers will compare participants with Parkinson's disease with and without orthostatic hypotension in the laying down and upright positions to see if there are changes in thinking abilities between these groups.

  • Long-term Safety and Efficacy Extension Trial of Bimatoprost SR

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    This study will evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of Bimatoprost Sustained Release (SR) in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension who completed 1 of the 4 Phase 3 Bimatoprost SR studies (192024-091, -092, -093, or -095) and received Bimatoprost SR or who received commercial DURYSTA (Bimatoprost SR) in the open-label Phase 4 ARGOS study (MED-MA-EYE-0648) and completed (or exited early from) the study.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • TReatment Of Pulmonary HYpertension 1-US Study

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The objective of this study is to assess the safety, performance and initial effectiveness of the TIVUS™ System when used for pulmonary artery denervation through subjective and objective change in clinical parameters and haemodynamic evaluation. This is a prospective, multi-center, non-randomized, open-label clinical trail. The study will be conducted in up to 4 centers and will recruit up to 15 patients diagnosed with PAH, functional class III who have stable PAH on a stable drug regimen of two pulmonary arterial hypertension specific medications.

    San Diego, California and other locations

  • 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 Diego, 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.

    San Diego, California and other locations

  • MIRACLE of LIFE Study

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The goal of this observational study is to develop and validate cell-free RNA-based biomarkers for predicting a variety of adverse pregnancy outcomes in a pregnant person population. The main question it aims to answer are: 1. Can cell-free RNA-based biomarkers predict which pregnant people are at greatest risk of developing adverse pregnancy outcomes (e.g., preterm birth, preeclampsia)? 2. What is the performance of such biomarkers when predicting an adverse pregnancy outcome (e.g., sensitivity, specificity, PPV, NPV, TPR)?

    San Diego, California and other locations

  • 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).

    San Diego, California and other locations

Our lead scientists for High Blood Pressure research studies include .