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To address the knowledge gap that exists among providers resulting in underdiagnosis of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), the investigators have devised this 400-patient single-center Quality Improvement Initiative in the form of a randomized controlled trial of an EPIC Best Practice Advisory (BPA) on-screen alert versus no notification to increase echocardiographic screening for CTEPH and the diagnosis of CTEPH in patients with prior pulmonary embolism (PE) and symptoms/signs suggestive of pulmonary hypertension or recent pulmonary testing suggesting unexplained respiratory symptoms at 3 months. Aim #1: To determine the impact of a Best Practice Advisory (BPA), using the EPIC Electronic Health Record computerized decision support (CDS) software, on echocardiographic screening for CTEPH in patient with prior PE and symptoms/signs suggestive of pulmonary hypertension or recent pulmonary testing suggesting unexplained respiratory symptoms. Aim #2: To determine the impact of an EPIC BPA on the diagnosis of CTEPH in patient with prior PE and symptoms/signs suggestive of pulmonary hypertension or recent pulmonary testing suggesting unexplained respiratory symptoms.
Aim: To investigate if a symptom driven referral for chronic thrombosis in the lungs after acute pulmonary embolism is better than the current approach. Background: A number of patients with chronic thrombosis in the lungs after acute pulmonary embolism have dyspnea and reduced functional capacity without elevated pulmonary arterial pressure at rest (CTED). However, current guidelines for follow-up after acute pulmonary embolism will miss all patients with CTED, as referral for further examination is based on elevated pulmonary arterial pressure on echocardiography. Thus, the prevalence of CTED is unknown. The hypothesis is, that a symptom-driven referral of patients with previous acute pulmonary embolism is more sensitive in diagnosing CTED than the current approach. Methods and materials: Patients diagnosed with acute pulmonary embolism in Region Midt (approx. 350 per year) will be screened for non-recovery or persistent pulmonary embolism related symptoms during their 3-6 months follow up at their local outpatient clinic. If the patient has persistent symptoms they will be referred to a scintigraphy. If CTED is suspected from the scintigraphy, the patient will be referred for full CTED work-up. The investigators expect to screen 300 patients for persistent symptoms with an expected study time of 3 years.
A phase 2b, open label study to assess the safety and efficacy of increasing doses of pulsed, inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) in subjects with pulmonary fibrosis and sarcoidosis on long term oxygen therapy followed by a long term extension study
Patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) and scleroderma who develop pulmonary hypertension (PH) do not fit well into the current classification system and treatments for pulmonary hypertension. This study aims to better understand patients with ILD-PH and scleroderma and to determine if treatment with Macitentan is beneficial.
The prevalence of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) after pulmonary embolism (PE) varies widely (0.4% to 8.8%) in the literature. This large variation could be due to the inclusion of patients with pre-existing CTEPH revealed on the occasion of a recurrence of PE. However, the absence of hemodynamic data when diagnosing PE does not allow to distinguish these patients. A prospective multicentric study involving 146 patients showed that the majority of patients with CTEPH during follow-up had a pulmonary hypertension unknown at the time of PE diagnosis. It is necessary to confirm these results in a broader study. The aim of this study is to evaluate the cumulative incidence of CTEPH after a PE.
Russian National Registry of Patients With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) and Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH) is a multicenter, observational study of the clinical course and disease management of PAH and CTEPH patients. designed to gather demographic, clinical and prognostic data of routine medical care in prospective manner for newly initiated treatment since Jan 2016. The internet-based registry (www.medibase.pro) fulfills high quality standards through several measures (planned minimum centre contribution of at least 10 patients per year, automated plausibility checks of data at entry, queries, monitoring with source data verification in >50% of participating centers). All consecutive patients diagnosed with World Health Organization Pulmonary Hypertension Groups (WHO Group I) PAH according to specific hemodynamic criteria will be enrolled in participating centers after signing the informed consents. Participating patients will be followed for a minimum of five years from the time of enrollment. It can be applied, among further purposes, for quality assurance: individual centers can confidentially compare their results with the combined outcome of the other centers. It is expected that the registry contributes to optimization of specific drug therapy for PAH and Pulmonary Hypertension (PH).
The study evaluates the rest and exercise hemodynamics of patients presenting either idiopathic fibrotic pulmonary disease or pulmonary fibrosis secondary to connective tissue disease.
Selexipag is available in many countries for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Due to the similarities between PAH and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) and the observed efficacy of other PAH medicines in CTEPH, it is believed that selexipag could benefit to patients with CTEPH. This study aims to assess the efficacy and safety of selexipag in subjects with inoperable or persistent/recurrent CTEPH.
Study APD811-303, 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.
Monocentric cohort study, prospective, evaluating the variability of cardiac output measurement by resting and stress impedancemetry as a prognostic factor for Pulmonary Hypertension