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High Blood Pressure clinical trials at UCSD

21 in progress, 10 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

  • A Study of Rodatristat Ethyl in Patients With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (ELEVATE 2)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and efficacy of Rodatristat Ethyl in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) patients.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • A Study of Selexipag Assessing Right Ventricular Remodeling in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    open to eligible people ages 18-64

    The purpose of the study is to assess the effects of selexipag on right ventricular (RV) function in participants with Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • A Study to Evaluate Efficacy and Safety of Macitentan 75 mg in Inoperable or Persistent/Recurrent Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension

    open to eligible people ages 18-80

    The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effect of macitentan 75 mg versus placebo on exercise capacity at Week 28 in participants with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH).

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Human Sodium Balance Study

    open to eligible people ages 18-69

    The overall objective of this study is to examine how dietary sodium is used by the body. In a racially diverse sample of adults, the investigators will examine the effects of high and low dietary sodium intake on the storage and excretion of sodium and determine whether sodium distribution affects blood pressure. This has implications for how investigators interpret studies that use urine biomarkers of sodium. Study findings about tissue sodium storage also have implications for managing hypertension and related conditions.

    San Diego, California

  • Personalized Blood Pressure Care Using IoMTs and Artificial Intelligence

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    In this RCT, up to 100 adults classified as pre-hypertensive will be randomized to either an artificial intelligence (AI) based lifestyle intervention group or an active control group with a 1 to 1 ratio. Both groups will receive an identical activity tracker (Samsung Galaxy Watch) and BP monitor (Omron Evolv). The AI intervention group will receive automated and personalized lifestyle recommendations based on their lifestyle (e.g. sleep, exercise and diet) and blood pressure (BP) data, involving an automated analytics engine using statistics and machine learning. The active control group will not receive these lifestyle recommendations. The investigators aim to assess objectively the effectiveness of the AI-based personalized lifestyle recommendations on the patients BP.

    La Jolla, California

  • Study of 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

  • 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

  • A Study to 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)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    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

  • A Long-term Follow-up Study of Sotatercept for PAH Treatment (MK-7962-004)

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    This study is being conducted to assess the long-term safety, tolerability, and efficacy of sotatercept 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

  • 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 of Sotatercept for the Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (STELLAR)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The objectives of this study are to evaluate the efficacy and safety of sotatercept treatment (plus background PAH therapy) versus placebo (plus background PAH therapy) at 24 weeks in adults with PAH.

    San Diego, California and other locations

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

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    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

  • Chronic Hypertension and Pregnancy (CHAP) Project

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether a blood pressure treatment strategy during pregnancy to achieve targets that are recommended for non-pregnant reproductive-age adults (<140/90 mmHg) compared ACOG- recommended standard during pregnancy (no treatment unless BP is severe) is effective and safe.

    San Diego, California and other locations

  • Healthy Aging Practice-centered Instruction Cardiovascular Health Investigation (HAPI-CHI)

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    Over 30% of American adults have hypertension (HTN) (high blood pressure), and the rate increases considerably with age; 64% of men and 78% of women over 65 have HTN. High blood pressure associated with HTN can force of the blood against artery walls with enough pressure that it can eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease and stroke. HTN is one of the most significant causes of early death worldwide and one of the most preventable causes of death. Many studies reveal that lowering blood pressure (BP) reduces the incidence of diseases of the heart and blood vessels. Non-drug related treatments are known to reduce BP which can have a great effect on public health. Research suggests that Tai Chi (TC) is effective in lowering BP in patients with HTN, but because of the low quality of existing studies there is no definite proof. Also, it is not known how TC reduces BP. One possibility is that TC practice, which is shown to reduce psychological distress such as anxiety and depression and reduce the body's responses to stress, can improve the balance of the autonomic nervous system (the part of your nervous system that controls beating of the heart and the widening or narrowing of blood vessels). This may lead to lower BP. The investigators plan to investigate the pathways among autonomic, blood vessel, immune and psychological factors in relation to BP changes in response to 12-weeks of TC compared with Healthy Aging Practice-centered Education (HAP-E). 250 older adults (60+ years old) with mild HTN will be enrolled, and the investigators will take several measurements of heart and nervous system functioning. The investigators hypothesize that performing TC for 12 weeks will result in autonomic "re-regulation" which will improve BP and blood vessel health (Aim 1) and sympathetic nervous system (part of the nervous system that serves to speed up heart rate, contract blood vessels, and raise blood pressure) regulation of the immune system (Aim 2). Lastly, the investigators hypothesize that psychological factors will be related to TC effects on autonomic regulation (Aim 3). Findings from the investigators study will hopefully shed light on the pathways by which TC reduces BP. Also, the particular effects of TC ("meditative movement") in an older, "hard-to-treat" hypertensive population will be better understood.

  • 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

  • Self-management of Blood Pressure Medication for Hypertensive Veterans

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Hypertension is the most common medical problem among US Veterans. Treatment is available and effective, but control rates remain under 75%. While blood pressure control has traditionally been achieved through sequential visits and medication changes initiated by providers during office-based care, self-monitoring and self-management of blood pressure medication is an important strategy that would empower Veterans to achieve better control of blood pressure. The health impacts of better systems for treatment of hypertension are significant, including decreased rates of cardiovascular and kidney disease. This two-site clinical trial will randomize 400 Veterans to either usual blood pressure care or a self-management strategy in which patient-driven self-management of blood pressure medications will be taught and used over the course of 1 year.

    San Diego, 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

  • 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

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