Patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) related pulmonary arterial hypertension (SScPAH) have a worse prognosis than those with idiopathic PAH. We have recently discovered that heart cells in SScPAH do not contract or squeeze as well as in other forms of pulmonary hypertension. However, the mechanism leading to this dysfunction is not understood. To better study this and in hopes of developing a future therapy, we plan to collect tissue samples via a heart biopsy at the time of a clinically indicated heart catheterization.
The purpose of this study is to see how oral treprostinil works to treat PH associated with HFpEF. Oral treprostinil (brand name Orenitram) was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in December 2013 for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). PAH means that the blood vessels going from the right side of the heart to the lungs (pulmonary arteries) have higher than normal pressure. PAH is a specific type of PH.
This study will evaluate the long-term safety of oral treprostinil and the effects of continued therapy on the ability to exercise.
This study will look at the effect that oral treprostinil has on your ability to exercise and on the time that your PH associated with HFpEF remains stable, improves, or worsens. It will also evaluate the safety of using oral treprostinil to treat PH associated with HFpEF when added to your currently prescribed medication therapy.
This extended access study will assess the long-term safety and tolerability of bardoxolone methyl in qualified patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) who previously participated in controlled clinical studies with bardoxolone methyl.
Qualified patients will receive 10 mg of bardoxolone methyl once daily until the drug is available through commercial channels (including reimbursement) or until patient withdrawal, whichever. Dose de-escalation (down to 5 mg) is permitted during the study, if indicated clinically. All patients in the study will follow the same visit and assessment schedule. Patients will be scheduled to be assessed in person during treatment at Day 1, Week 4, Week 24, and every 24 weeks thereafter.
Patients will also be assessed by telephone contact on Day 10. Day 1 for this extended access study should occur on the same day as the last visit in the controlled clinical study. Assessments required for both the last visit in the controlled study and Day 1 for this study should only be completed once.
Patients with connective tissue disease-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension (CTD-PAH) are eligible for this study. This double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial will study the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of bardoxolone methyl in qualified patients with WHO Group I CTD-PAH. Qualified patients will be randomized 1:1 to either bardoxolone methyl or placebo to be administered once daily for 24 weeks. Depending on the length of the screening period, the length of time inolved in study procedures is approximately 32 to 44 weeks.
Subjects with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) will be asked to have blood drawn at their standard of care visit. Children (11 years and older) and adults are eligible. This study is voluntary. Blood samples obtained and the associated blood products and clinical/genetic data will be in the research study for a minimum of five years.
A 52 week trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the study drug ifetroban versus placebo, in treating patients with diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis or systemic sclerosis associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Subjects over age 18, with disease duration 60 months or less, along with other inclusion criteria will receive study drug or placebo for one year, along with safety testing.
The purpose of this research study is to provide or continue to provide inhaled treprostinil to eligible subjects who participated in the RIN-PH-201 study. The study will also investigate the safety and how well inhaled treprostinil works in subjects with pulmonary hypertension associated with interstitial lung disease or combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema. This study will look at the ability to exercise after taking the study drug. Adults over the age of 18 are eligible. This study is voluntary and will last until you discontinue from the study or the study ends.
The Actelion SOPRANO study is a prospective, multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group Phase II study to evaluate the safety and effect of macitentan on pulmonary vascular resistance in subjects with pulmonary hypertension after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. Male and female patients 18 years of age or older who have had surgical implantation of LVAD may be eligible to participate in this study.
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Columbia, SC 29203
Study Site Principal Investigator Contact Information:
Patrick McCann, MD at 803-434-3800
The purpose of this study is to investigate the safety and how well inhaled treprostinil works in subjects with pulmonary hypertension associated with interstitial lung disease or combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema. Adults over the age of 18 are eligible. Study requires at least 6 separate clinic visits over approximately a 20 week period.