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High Blood Pressure clinical trials at UC Irvine

14 in progress, 12 open to eligible people

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  • Sotatercept for PAH Treatment (MK-7962-004/A011-12)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study is being conducted to assess the long-term safety, tolerability, and efficacy of sotatercept (MK-7962, formerly called ACE-011) in participants with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH). This open-label, long-term follow-up (LTFU) study is supported by data from the PULSAR study (Phase 2, NCT03496207) in which treatment with sotatercept resulted in hemodynamic and functional improvements in the study participants, including those receiving maximal PAH therapy with double/triple drug combinations and intravenous prostacyclin. The primary objective of this open-label, LTFU study is to evaluate the long-term safety and tolerability of sotatercept when added to background PAH therapy in adult participants with PAH who have completed prior sotatercept studies. The secondary objective is to evaluate continued efficacy in adult participants with PAH who have completed prior sotatercept studies.

    Orange, California and other locations

  • Pivotal Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Lorundrostat in Subjects With Uncontrolled Hypertension on a Standardized Antihypertensive Medication Regimen

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    a Phase 2 trial to evaluate the blood pressure-lowering effect of lorundrostat (an aldosterone synthase inhibitor), administered on a background of a standardized anti-hypertensive (AHT) medication regimen, in subjects with uncontrolled and/or treatment-resistant hypertension.

    Orange, California and other locations

  • Sotatercept for the Treatment of Cpc-PH Due to HFpEF (MK-7962-007/A011-16)

    open to eligible people ages 18-85

    This is a Phase 2, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of sotatercept versus placebo in adults with Cpc-PH due to HFpEF. The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of sotatercept versus placebo in adults with Cpc-PH due to HFpEF. Efficacy is measured by change from baseline in pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR, primary endpoint) and 6-minute walk distance (6MWD, key secondary endpoint).

    Orange, California and other locations

  • Sotatercept in Participants With PAH WHO FC III or FC IV at High Risk of Mortality (MK-7962-006/ZENITH)

    open to eligible people ages 18-75

    The objective of this study is to evaluate the effects of sotatercept (MK-7962, formerly called ACE-011) treatment (plus maximum tolerated background pulmonary arterial hypertension (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 World Health Organization (WHO) functional class (FC) III or FC IV PAH at high risk of mortality.

    Orange, California and other locations

  • Acupuncture Therapy and Hypertension

    open to eligible people ages 50-75

    Acupuncture therapy will be provided to reduce blood pressure in hypertensive patients. The mild to moderate hypertensive patients will not be on hypertensive medications. The course last for 8 weeks and the frequency is once a week.

    Orange, California and other locations

  • Dietary Sodium Intake and Blood Pressure in Living Kidney Donors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a pilot study to determine the feasibility of the study design and examine the main outcome whether low dietary sodium intake is superior to high dietary sodium intake in controlling blood pressure to be within the normotensive range in living kidney donors.

    Orange, California

  • Electro-Acupuncture on Blood Pressure

    open to eligible people ages 39-85

    Based on previous published research in animals and human, the investigators hypothesize that electroacupuncture (EA) will have a positive effect on hypertension.

    Costa Mesa, California and other locations

  • Seralutinib in Adult Subjects With PAH (PROSERA)

    open to eligible people ages 18-75

    The primary objective of the study is to determine the effect of seralutinib on improving exercise capacity in subjects with WHO Group 1 PAH who are FC II or III. The secondary objective for this trial is to determine time to clinical worsening.

    Orange, California and other locations

  • Mi Propio Camino Intervention RCT for Blood Pressure Medication Adherence

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to compare the effect of two educational interventions on adherence to blood pressure medications among adults with uncontrolled hypertension.

    Irvine, California

  • Reducing Blood Pressure in Patients With High Cardiovascular Risk in the Safety-Net

    open to eligible people ages 35 years and up

    BP-REACH is a study of a team-based (pharmacist and health coach) program for lowering blood pressure for people with a prior stroke or heart attack in the Los Angeles Department of Health Services public healthcare system. The goal of this clinical trial is to test if this team based program is better at helping people reduce their blood pressure than usual care for people with prior heart attack or stroke. The main questions it aims to answer are: - Do people in the REACH BP program have lower blood pressure at 12 months compared to those getting usual care? - Do people in the REACH BP program have better Life's Essential 8 scores and patient experience compared to those getting usual care?

    Downey, California and other locations

  • Skills-Based Educational Strategies for Reduction of Vascular Events in Orange County

    open to eligible people ages 5 years and up

    The Skills-Based Educational strategies for Reduction of Vascular Events in Orange County, CA (SERVE OC) study aims to evaluate the efficacy of a culturally tailored, skills-based, cardiovascular health (CVH) intervention amongst a cohort of Latinx and Vietnamese families in Santa Ana, CA. The SERVE OC intervention was adapted from our previous work, the Discharge Educational Strategies for Reduction of Vascular Events (DESERVE) intervention, for the primordial prevention of hypertension (HTN) and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). (The DESERVE study was conducted at New York University under their IRB). The intervention will be delivered by community health workers (CHWs) and will focus on: 1) optimizing risk perception, 2) enhancing provider-family communication, and 3) identifying challenges to CVH. Participants will receive multi-lingual materials and access to an app/web portal to identify healthy goals and strategies around modifiable risk factors for CVH, Life's Essential 8. SERVE OC will follow participants for 36-months to examine changes in CVH using Life's Simple 7 (LS7): smoking status, physical activity, weight, diet, blood glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure (BP) scores and changes in systolic blood pressure (SBP) among adult participants versus enhanced standard intervention (ESI). Remote blood pressure (BP) monitoring will also be used to assess BP over time. CHWs will engage families in identifying barriers to CVH and solutions to share with community stakeholders. Using this community-based research (CBPR) approach the investigators hope to improve health equity within the community through enhanced social capital, empowerment, and advocacy capacity. This study is part of a multi-center projected coordinated by the UCLA-UCI Center for Eliminating Cardio-Metabolic Disparities in Multi-Ethnic Populations (UC END-DISPARITIES), aimed at improving CVH among underserved populations in Los Angeles and Orange County.

    Irvine, California

  • Sotatercept in Newly Diagnosed Intermediate- and High-Risk PAH Participants (MK-7962-005/A011-13)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The objective of this study is to evaluate the effects of sotatercept (MK-7962, formerly called ACE-011) treatment (plus background pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) therapy) versus placebo (plus background PAH therapy) on time to clinical worsening (TTCW) in participants who are newly diagnosed with PAH and are at intermediate or high risk of disease progression.

    Orange, California and other locations

  • Learn About How Well Riociguat Works, How Safe it is and How it is Used Under Real World Conditions in Patients in the United States Who Are Receiving Riociguat for High Blood Pressure in the Arteries That Carry Blood From the Heart to the Lungs (Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, PAH)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a type of high blood pressure in the arteries that carry blood from the heart to the lungs. PAH occurs when the openings in the blood vessels of the lungs get smaller and smaller. These smaller openings can be caused by the following: - The walls of the arteries tightening - The walls of the arteries becoming stiff and narrow from an overgrowth of cells The increased pressure in the pulmonary arteries strains the right side of the heart and it begins to fail, causing difficulty breathing and other symptoms. As PAH progresses, symptoms get worse. There is no cure for PAH, but several medications like endothelin receptor antagonists (ERAs), prostacyclin analogues (PCAs) and riociguat, a soluable guanylate cyclase stimulator, are available to help slow the progression of changes in the pulmonary arteries and help reduce symptoms. Riociguat can be taken together with ERAs and PCAs. In this study, the researchers want to learn about how well riociguat works, how safe it is when patients take it in 1 of these ways: - alone - with ERA - with PCA - with ERA and PCA The dosage for each patient will be decided by their doctor. The researchers will review information collected from the patients who have decided with their doctor to start riociguat treatment for their PAH. The study will include about 500 patients in the United States who are at least 18 years old. All of the patients will have either just started taking riociguat or will have been taking it for less than 3 months No investigational products will be administered in this study. Patients will be treated with the Standard of Care (SOC) for PAH. The SOC is the currently appropriate treatment in accordance with scientific evidence and agreed upon in collaboration between medical experts for PAH. There will be no study-mandated visits or treatments. The patients will be in the study for up to 2 years. During this time, they will visit their doctor every 3 to 6 months as part of the Standard of Care. At these visits, the patients will answer questions about their PAH symptoms and whether they have any medical problems. They will also do exercise tests to see how well they are able to breathe and how tired they get while exercising. The doctors will perform other usual examinations which are part of the Standard of Care such as echocardiograms (images of the heart to show how the heart is working) and a right heart catheters (to measure the pressures in the heart) and will take the usual blood and urine samples.

    Irvine, California and other locations

  • Validation of SEARCH, a Novel Hierarchical Algorithm to Define Long-term Outcomes After Pulmonary Embolism

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    Potential outcomes after PE occur on a spectrum: complete recovery, exercise intolerance from deconditioning/anxiety, dyspnea from concomitant cardiopulmonary conditions, dyspnea from residual pulmonary vascular occlusion, chronic thromboembolic disease and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Although a battery of advanced diagnostic tests could distinguish each of those conditions, the yield of individual tests among all post- PE patients is low enough that routine testing of all PE patients is not typically performed. Although the various possible post-PE outcomes have enormous implications for patient care, they are rarely distinguished clinically. Perhaps for this reason, chronic conditions after PE are rarely (if ever) used as endpoints in randomized clinical trials of acute PE treatment. The proposed project will validate a clinical decision tree to distinguish among the various discrete outcomes cost-effectively through a hierarchical series of tests with the acronym SEARCH (for symptom screen, exercise function, arterial perfusion, resting heart function, confirmatory imaging and hemodynamics). Each step of the algorithm sorts a subset of patients into a diagnostic category unequivocally in a cost-effective manner. The categories are mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive, so that each case falls into one, and only one, category. Each individual test used in the algorithm has been clinically validated in pulmonary embolism patients, including the cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) technique that the investigators developed and validated. However, the decision tree approach to deploying the tests has not yet been validated. Aim 1 will determine whether the SEARCH algorithm will yield concordant post-PE diagnoses when multiple reviewers independently evaluate multiple cases (reliability). Aim 2 will determine whether the post-PE diagnoses are stable, according to the SEARCH algorithm, between the first evaluation and the subsequent one six months later (validity).

    Irvine, California and other locations

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