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Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hypertension in Systemic Sclerosis and Treatment With Ambrisentan

2014-08-27 03:16:33 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine the clinical characteristics and hemodynamic profiles that predict exercise induced pulmonary hypertension in 15 patients with systemic sclerosis. The study also aims to determine the effectiveness of Ambrisentan for subjects with exercise induced Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) with scleroderma

Description

The current literature addresses therapies for patients with resting PAH only, diagnosed by right heart catheterization. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) also recognizes and defines exercise induced pulmonary arterial hypertension (ex-PAH), which may precede the development of resting PAH. The natural progression of PAH, especially during exercise, has not been well delineated. An exercise hemodynamic study previously showed that in normal healthy subjects the mean pulmonary pressure does not exceed 30mmHg even at maximal cardiac outputs. A prior study evaluated exercise Doppler echocardiography systemic sclerosis patients with normal resting echocardiograms, finding an abnormal response which was defined as an estimated right ventricular systolic pressure greater than 40 mmHg. In the same study, 6.6% of the patients progressed to resting PAH over the followup period of 12 months. Limited data is available regarding the prevalence of ex-PAH in systemic sclerosis using right heart catheterization.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Systemic Sclerosis

Intervention

Ambrisentan

Location

David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles
California
United States
90095

Status

Recruiting

Source

University of California, Los Angeles

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:33-0400

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