A Phase 2, Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo controlled Study to Evaluate the Effects of Sotatercept versus Placebo for the Treatment of Combined Postcapillary and Precapillary Pulmonary Hypertension (Cpc-PH) due to Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF)

Date Added
April 12th, 2022
PRO Number
Pro00119299
Researcher
Daniel Silverman

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Keywords
Heart, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH), Shortness of Breath
Summary

The purpose of the study is to evaluate the safety and how well the medication sotatercept works versus placebo in treating Heart Failure with a Preserved Ejection Fraction. The study will also look at information obtained from the tests performed as part of the study to see if subjects have improvement in symptoms of heart failure. Participation in this study will last approximately 26 months. During the study period subjects will be asked to attend regular study visits with the research coordinator. These visits will include such activities as blood tests, questionnaires, physical evaluation by a study doctor, a right heart catheterization with exercise, echocardiogram, and 6 minute hall walks. There will be 35 visits as part of participation in this clinical trial.

Participants will be randomized to either the treatment group (and receive the medication) or the control group (and not receive the medication). Subjects will have a 66:33 chance of receiving the study medication during their participation in the trial. The treatment assignment is determined by randomization, where a computer selects at random which treatment group you will be in (like drawing straws). Neither the subject, nor the blinded personnel will know which group subjects are in. Neither the subject nor the study doctor will decide what group subjects are assigned.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Melissa Lamicq
843-876-5783
lamicq@musc.edu

A Multi-arm, Multi-Center, Non-Randomized, Prospective, Clinical Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of the NEXUSTM Aortic Arch Stent Graft System in Treating Thoracic Aortic Lesions Involving the Aortic Arch: TRIOMPHE

Date Added
February 14th, 2022
PRO Number
Pro00115968
Researcher
Ravi Veeraswamy

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Keywords
Heart, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH), Vascular
Summary

The purpose of this research study is to continue to test how well the Endospan NEXUSTM Aortic Arch Stent Graft System performs in the treatment of a diseased aortic arch. The aortic arch is the top part of the main large vessel that carries blood away from the heart. A stent graft is a self-expanding frame that is covered with a material intended to seal the vessel walls.
The NEXUS Aortic Arch Stent Graft System is delivered to the diseased area of your aorta by traveling through your vascular system using fluoroscopic guidance (x-ray pictures), starting with a small incision or needle puncture near your groin (inner thigh). The NEXUS Aortic Arch Stent Graft System is being studied and is not approved by the FDA which means it is investigational in this study. The NEXUS Aortic Arch Stent Graft System has CE Mark which means it is approved for use in Europe. The NEXUS Aortic Arch Stent Graft System is only available through the clinical study in the United States.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Deanna DeHoff
843-792-8522
dehoff@musc.edu

A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo- Controlled Study to Evaluate Sotatercept When Added to Maximum Tolerated Background Therapy in Participants With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) World Health Organization (WHO) Functional Class (FC) III or FC IV at High Risk of Mortality

Date Added
January 20th, 2022
PRO Number
Pro00115261
Researcher
Rahul Argula

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Keywords
Lung, Pulmonary, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
Summary

The objective of this study is to evaluate the effects of sotatercept treatment (plus maximum tolerated background 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 WHO FC III or FC IV PAH at high risk of mortality. The study targets patients with symptomatic PAH (WHO FC III or FC IV at high risk of mortality) who present with idiopathic or heritable PAH, PAH associated with connective tissue diseases (CTD), drug- or toxininduced, post-shunt correction PAH, or PAH presenting at least 1 year following the correction of congenital heart defect. Up to 166 participants will be randomly assigned in a 1:1 ratio to the
2 study treatment groups (83 participants per arm). Maximum study duration for a given participant in this study will be up to approximately 49 months.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Zerlinna Teague
(843) 792-0965
shannonz@musc.edu

A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study to Evaluate Sotatercept When Added to Background Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Therapy in Newly Diagnosed Intermediate-and High-Risk PAH Patients

Date Added
October 6th, 2021
PRO Number
Pro00113186
Researcher
Rahul Argula

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Keywords
Pulmonary, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
Summary

The objective of this study is to evaluate the effects of sotatercept treatment (plus background PAH therapy) verses placebo (plus background PAH therapy) on time to clinical worsening (TTCW) in participants who are newly diagnosed with PAH and are in intermediate or high risk of disease progression. The study is divided into a Screening Period (up to 4 weeks), followed by a Double-blind Placebo-controlled (DBPC) Treatment Period. When a participant experiences an event of clinical worsening, they will complete the End of Treatment (EOT) Visit and will be eligible to enroll immediately in the open-label, long-term follow-up (LTFU) study, A011-12 (SOTERIA). Up to 662 participants will be randomly assigned in a 1:1 ratio to the 2 study treatment groups (331 participants per arm).

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Andrew Stephens
(843) 792-3900
stephean@musc.edu

An Open-Label Long-term Follow-up Study to Evaluate the Effects of Sotatercept When Added to Background Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Therapy for the Treatment of PAH

Date Added
August 4th, 2021
PRO Number
Pro00111327
Researcher
Rahul Argula

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Keywords
Lung, Pulmonary, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
Summary

This open-label, LTFU study will evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of sotatercept in participants with PAH previously treated with sotatercept or placebo. Participants eligible to enroll in this study will have participated in and completed the relevant study participants of the parent PAH sotatercept clinical trials. The estimated duration of the A011-12 study is up to 7 years; however, the estimated duration of enrollment for each participants is approximately 4 years. There is no formal sample size calculation for the study. The number of participants in this LTFU study is dependent upon the enrollment in the parent protocols. Approximately 700 participants are anticipated to enroll in the study.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Abigail Grady
843-792-2072
gradyabi@musc.edu

A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Study to Compare the Efficacy and Safety of Sotatercept Versus Placebo When Added to Background Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Therapy for the Treatment of PAH

Date Added
July 6th, 2021
PRO Number
Pro00109809
Researcher
Rahul Argula

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Keywords
Lung, Pulmonary, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
Summary

The purpose of this study is 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. The study is divided into a Screening Period (up to 4 weeks), Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled (DBPC) Treatment Period (24 weeks), a Long-Term Double-Blind (LTDB) Treatment Period (until last participant completes the DBPC treatment period, up to approximately 72 weeks), and a Follow-Up Period (at least 8 weeks). Approximately 284 research participants will participate in this study. These participants will be enrolled at approximately 191 clinical centers around the world.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Abigail Grady
(843) 792-2072
gradyabi@musc.edu

An Open-Label Extension Study of Inhaled Treprostinil in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension due to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (PH-COPD)

Date Added
March 24th, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00097579
Researcher
Rahul Argula

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Keywords
Lung, Pulmonary, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
Summary

The purpose of this study is to assess safety of the study drug, inhaled treprostinil, and the ability to tolerate long-term treatment with the study drug in patients with PH-COPD. The study will also evaluate the effectiveness of the study drug over long-term treatment. Inhaled treprostinil is a medication that will be given to you by a handheld inhalation device (study nebulizer) called the Tyvaso® Inhalation System. The study is estimated to last 2 to 3 years but could be much shorter or longer. Depending on the final number of subjects who participated in the RIN-PH-304 study, either approximately 136 or approximately 314 subjects may be eligible to participate in this study from the U.S. study centers.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Zerlinna Teague
(843) 792-0965
shannonz@musc.edu

Pulmonary Hypertension Association Registry (PHAR)

Date Added
March 18th, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00097483
Researcher
Rahul Argula

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Keywords
Lung, Pulmonary, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
Summary

The PHAR is a multicenter, prospective registry of newly evaluated patients at PHCCs in the United States who have either PAH or CTEPH. Baseline information will be collected at the time of initial evaluation at the PHCC (within six months of the initial outpatient PHCC visit) with follow-up data collected at approximately 6-month intervals. This study will determine how patients with PH are evaluated, tested, and treated, and will observe how well patients do. The goal of the project is to see if patients with PH are treated according to recommended guidelines and to see if there are certain factors which lead to better or worse outcomes in patients with PH. There is no intervention or study medication used and there is no limitation to how a patient is treated in this study.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
April Rasberry
(843) 2375
rasberry@musc.edu

A Phase 3, Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Double-blind, Adaptive Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Inhaled Treprostinil in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension due to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (PH-COPD)

Date Added
July 23rd, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00090282
Researcher
Rahul Argula

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Keywords
Lung, Pulmonary, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
Summary

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of inhaled treprostinil in improving exercise ability in patients with PH (Pulmonary Hypertension) -COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) when compared to an inactive solution, or placebo. This is a 34-week study. Approximately 136 subjects will be enrolled at approximately 60 US centers in the Original Design. If the study is adapted to the Contingent Design, approximately 314 subjects will be enrolled at approximately 80 US centers.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Zerlinna Teague
(843) 792-0965
shannonz@musc.edu

Cardiac biopsies in pulmonary hypertension

Date Added
August 21st, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00077070
Researcher
Ryan Tedford

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Keywords
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH), Scleroderma
Summary

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.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Brandon Sykes
843-792-1105
sykesb@musc.edu



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