New Orleans Pulmonary Hypertension Biobank (NO-PH Biobank)

  • End date
    Oct 18, 2027
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans
Updated on 30 January 2022
progressive systemic sclerosis
mixed connective tissue disease
right heart catheterization
systemic sclerosis
Accepts healthy volunteers


Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a serious condition characterized by a mean pulmonary artery pressure >=25mmHg on right heart catheterization (RHC). Despite advances in PH care, outcomes are still sub-optimal and further research is required into the pathobiology of the disease and development of biomarkers that can guide clinical care. The investigators are establishing a biobank to collect samples (blood, urine, stool) from patients with pulmonary hypertension, patients at high risk for pulmonary hypertension, healthy controls, and patients undergoing right heart catheterization. Specimens will be stored for future investigations.

Condition Pulmonary Hypertension, Systemic Sclerosis, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, Heart Failure With Normal Ejection Fraction, Healthy
Treatment No intervention. Biospecimen collection only
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03269630
SponsorLouisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans
Last Modified on30 January 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension and followed at the Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Center OR
Diagnosis of systemic sclerosis and followed at the Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Center OR
Diagnosis of mixed connective tissue disease and followed at the Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Center OR
Undergoing outpatient right heart catheterization

Exclusion Criteria

Unable to understand English
Currently incarcerated
Unwilling or unable to sign informed consent
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