Zürich Pulmonary Hypertension Outcome Assessment Cohort

Study Purpose

PH is a serious disease with a dismal prognosis and impaired quality of life when left untreated. Reliable patient centered and prognostically relevant outcome measures are highly warranted in the field of PH. With this prospective cohort study the investigators intend to gain important information on the course of the disease and knowledge on the value of different new and already established outcome parameters.

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

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No
Study Type

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Observational [Patient Registry]
Eligible Ages 18 Years - 90 Years
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • - Patients with precapillary pulmonary hypertension - Adult male and female patients of all ages referred to our center for evaluation/treatment of PH - Written informed consent by the subject after information about the research project

    Exclusion Criteria:

    - Patients with severe concomitant left heart disease (left ventricular ejection fraction <40%).
  • - Patients with restrictive lung disease (FVC<60% predicted); obstructive lung disease (forced expiratory volume (FEV) <60% predicted, with FEV 1/FVC<70%).
- Patients with any other disease limiting their ability to move (skeletal disease, neurological disease, etc.)

Trial Details

Trial ID:

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NCT02249806
Phase

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Lead Sponsor

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University of Zurich
Principal Investigator

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Silvia Ulrich, MD
Principal Investigator Affiliation University Hospital Zurich, Department of Pulmonology
Agency Class

Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.

Other
Overall Status Recruiting
Countries Switzerland
Conditions

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Pulmonary Hypertension Outcome Assessment
Additional Details

PH is a serious disease with a dismal prognosis and impaired quality of life when left untreated. Advances in medical therapy have improved survival according to recent registries, but are associated with high healthcare costs. Most treatment trials and clinical follow-up assessments rely on the 6 minute walk distance as main outcome parameter although submaximal exercise performance reflects only one disease aspect. Reliable patient centered and prognostically relevant outcome measures are highly warranted in the field of PH. With this prospective cohort study the investigator intend to gain important information on the course of the disease and knowledge on the value of different new and already established outcome parameters. New outcomes to be assessed will be home based activity monitoring, novel physiological measures, namely cerebral and muscle tissue oxygenation at rest and during exercise testing, stair ascent on mechanograph, sit to stand test and several serum markers and micro-RNA. All these assessments will be compared with hard endpoints events (death, lung-transplantation, hospitalization for PH), and with traditional outcome measures such as NYHA functional class, 6 minute walk distance, generic quality of life, cardiopulmonary exercise tests, sleep studies, health preference (utility) and cognitive function.

Arms & Interventions

Arms

: PH target therapy

Patients receiving PH target therapy

Interventions

Other: - PH target therapy according to physician

Patients receiving PH target therapy

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International Sites

University Hospital Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Status

Recruiting

Address

University Hospital Zürich

Zurich, , 8091

Site Contact

Silvia Ulrich, PD MD

silvia.ulrich@usz.ch

0041 44 255 22 20

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