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Screening for Pulmonary Vascular Changes in Patients With Chronic Myeloproliferative Diseases

This study has been completed.
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Medical University of Graz Identifier:
First received: October 10, 2012
Last updated: September 7, 2015
Last verified: September 2015

October 10, 2012
September 7, 2015
July 2012
June 2015   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
pulmonary arterial pressure [ Time Frame: at baseline ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01787162 on Archive Site
change of pulmonary arterial pressure [ Time Frame: between baseline and after 6 months ]
Same as current
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Screening for Pulmonary Vascular Changes in Patients With Chronic Myeloproliferative Diseases
Screening for Pulmonary Vascular Changes in Patients With Chronic Myeloproliferative Diseases

Goal of the study is to assess the frequency of pulmonary hypertension in patients with chronic myeloproliferative diseases. In each patient an echocardiography at rest will be performed. In patients without musculoskeletal disease an exercise test (spiroergometry) will be performed. Patients with elevated SPAP at rest or with reduced exercise capacity (peak VO2 < 65%) a right heart catheterization (RHC) will be recommended. Also patients with advanced NYHA functional class (III or IV) or with typical PH findings in electrocardiogram will be advised to undergo a RHC. Additionally for the evaluation of exercise capacity a 6 MWD will be performed.

This work- up of patients allows clinical and hemodynamic evaluation.

Previous small studies and clinical cases have suggested a possible association between pulmonary hypertension (PH) and chronic myeloproliferative disorders (CMPD). MPD may cause PH through different mechanisms as: high cardiac output, asplenia, direct obstruction of pulmonary arteries by megakaryocytes, chronic thromboembolic endothelial pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), porto-pulmonary hypertension (POPH). However, the exact prevalence of PH in this group of disorders is not known.

This study is designed to identify the pulmonary vascular changes and describe the prevalence of pulmonary hypertension (defined in this study as mean pulmonary arterial hypertension (mPAP) ≥25mmHg as assessed by right-heart catheterization (RHC) or systolic pulmonary arterial pressure (sPAP) ≥37mmHg (2.9 m/s) assessed by echocardiography.

Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Retention:   Samples With DNA

Samples with DNA will be retained for later examinations at the Biobank, in case that the patient agrees (extra patient information).

The blood samples are taken only during routine tests.

Probability Sample
patients with myeloproliferative disorders
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
Other: Echocardiography, spiroergometry, cardiac catheterization
patients with CMPD will undergo echocardiography, spiroergometry, and right heart catheterization, if indicated
myeloproliferative disorders
Echocardiography, spiroergometry, cardiac catheterization
Intervention: Other: Echocardiography, spiroergometry, cardiac catheterization
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
June 2015
June 2015   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with myeloproliferative disorders
  • Written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Manifest pulmonary hypertension
  • Significant pulmonary disease
  • Left-sided heart failure or diastolic compliance dysfunction
  • Hemodynamic relevant valvular disease
  • Systemic arterial hypertension (at rest systolic >150 mmHg, diastolic > 90 mmHg, during exercise > 220 mmHg)
  • Severe anemia
  • Uncontrolled supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias
  • Myocardial infarction (within the last 12 months)
  • Pulmonary embolism (within the last 12 months)
  • Recent therapy changes (within the last 12 months)
  • Recent major surgeries (within the last 12 months)
  • For exercise tests: musculoskeletal diseases which may unable the exercise tests
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 95 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
24-393 ex 11/12
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Medical University of Graz
Medical University of Graz
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Principal Investigator: Horst Olschewski, MD Medical University of Graz
Medical University of Graz
September 2015

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