Pulmonary Hypertension

When high blood pressure occurs in the pulmonary vessels surrounding the lungs, it causes shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, and other symptoms. This chronic medical condition can be inherited, associated with other diseases or conditions, or may be idiopathic, meaning its exact cause is unknown.

Medical therapy and surgery can help many patients with pulmonary hypertension, but as the disease progresses, catheter-based interventions may be used either to alleviate symptoms or to act as a “bridge” until the patient can receive a lung transplant or less commonly, a heart-lung transplant. One such procedure, called an atrial septostomy, involves using a balloon to widen the space between the right and left atriums of the heart to improve blood flow.

CRF is committed to advancing cardiovascular research and improving care for patients with heart disease. Using our vast experience and expertise, we are focused on developing technologies, therapies, and treatments for disease states such as pulmonary hypertension.

Relevant CTC Service Areas for Pulmonary Hypertension

  • Trial Design
  • Protocol Development
  • Data Management
  • Statistics And Programming
  • Hemodynamic Core Lab
  • CT Core Lab
  • CEC
  • DSMB
  • Medical Writing
  • Extended Database Management and Analysis

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