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Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic

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Pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs) is a rare and serious blood vessel disorder of the lungs, affecting one or two people in a million.

The UCSF Pulmonary Hypertension Program offers evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) and secondary pulmonary hypertension, which is often misdiagnosed. The secondary type is a side effect of another condition, such as emphysema or lupus, while PPH is not.

We are one of only three centers on the West Coast designated a comprehensive center of care by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. This recognition is given to programs that demonstrate superior ability to care for patients with this complex condition and are making important contributions to research.

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    MitraClip REPAIR MR Study

    The proportion of subjects who are alive, without stroke, CV hospitalization or acute kidney injury requiring renal replacement therapy at 2 years in the Device and Control groups, respectively


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    The EMPOWER Trial - The Carillon Mitral Contour System® in Treating Heart Failure With at Least...

    Freedom from a composite of major adverse events (defined as Device Embolization, Vessel Erosion, Cardiac Perforation, and occurrence of cardiac surgery or percutaneous coronary intervention) in the Intervention group is greater t...


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    Modulation of SERCA2a of Intra-myocytic Calcium Trafficking in Heart Failure With Reduced Eject...

    New York Heart Association classification (I, II, III or IV)


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    Reducing Right Ventricular Failure in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (RELIEVE-PAH)

    Percentage of Treatment group patients experiencing any device-related Major Adverse Cardiovascular or Neurological Events (MACNE) during the first 90-days after implantation


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    Early Feasibility Study - Transcatheter Atrial Shunt System


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    Pulmonary Hypertension Association Registry

    PAH guideline-recommended diagnostics assessed include chest radiography, echocardiogram, ventilation-perfusion (V/Q) scan, pulmonary function tests, overnight oximetry, and right heart catheterization and identified as either "co...


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    A Study of AV-101 (Dry Powder Inhaled Imatinib) in Patients With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertensio...


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    Metformin for Pulmonary Hypertension HFpEF


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    A Study of a Mean Pulmonary Artery Pressure-Targeted Approach With Early and Rapid Treprostinil...


    Awards & recognition

    • usnews-neurology

      Among the top hospitals in the nation

    • usnews-pulmonology

      No. 8 in the nation for pulmonology & lung surgery

    • One of the nation's best in cardiology and heart & vascular surgery

    • PHA-2x

      Accredited center of comprehensive care (Pulmonary Hypertension Association)

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