Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension Research

Investigator-Initiated Research

Mandar Aras, MD Cardio-oncology and Cardiac Amyloid Retrospective Record Review Study Internal Funding
Teresa De Marco, MD Markers of Myocardial Stretch, circulating Endothelial Progenitor Cells, and Endothelial Function in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension: Is there a Correlation with the Severity of Pulmonary Hypertension Internal Funding
Teresa De Marco, MD Investigation of characteristics of patients with PH at UCSF Internal Funding
Teresa De Marco, MD Correlation of invasive and non-invasive determinants of pulmonary vascular disease in patients with portopulmonary hypertension Internal Funding
Teresa De Marco, MD  Advanced Heart Failure Retrospective Record Review Study Internal Funding
Teresa De Marco, MD  Non-invasive pulmonary arterial capacitance, a novel screening tool for pulmonary hypertension. Internal Funding
Kirsten Fleishmann, MD   Passive Smoke and Outcomes in Congestive Heart Failure Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute
Kirsten Fleishmann, MD  Patients Preferences for Information about Statin Therapy Internal Funding
Kirsten Fleishmann, MD Physician Cholesterol Treatment Survey Internal Funding
Liviu Klein, MD HeartPulse for PreEclampsia: A pilot study of a modified bathroom scale to monitor heart function in pregnant women NIH Natl Institute on Aging
Liviu Klein, MD  Advanced Heart Failure Retrospective Record Review Study Internal Funding
Liviu Klein, MD  Hemodynamic assessment of left ventricular assist devices Internal Funding
Liviu Klein, MD  An observational study to explore the use of portable device sensors as noninvasive assessment of arterial pressures and left ventricular filling pressures Microsoft Corporation
Liviu Klein, MD Right Ventricular Pacing to Treat Right Ventricular Failure Internal Funding
Liviu Klein, MD  Tremolo: An observational study to explore the vibrations and sounds of the body that occur with each heart beat NIH Natl Institute on Aging, NIH Natl Heart, Lung & Blood Institute
Liviu Klein, MD  An observational study to explore the vibrations and sounds of the body that occur with each heartbeat NIH Natl Institute on Aging, NIH Natl Heart, Lung & Blood Institute
Liviu Klein, MD  Correlation Study of Sweat Compositions and Health Status Towards Wearable Health Monitoring Application Internal Funding
Kirsten Tolstrup, MD   Clinical Utility of Pulmonary Vascular Resistance by Echocardiography in the Cardiovascular Evaluation of Liver Transplant Candidates Internal Funding

Clinical Trials

Ted Abraham, MD Comparison of Respirix’s noninvasive Pulmonary Artery Compliance during and after decompensation in Heart Failure Patients Respirix
Mandar Aras, MD Destination Therapy (DT) Post Approval Study (PAS): Product Surveillance Registry (PSR) Platform Medtronic
Mandar Aras, MD PROACTIVE-HF: A Prospective, Multi-Center, Randomized, Controlled, Single Blind Clinical Trial Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of the Cordella Pulmonary Artery Sensor System (CorPASS) in New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III Heart Failure Patients Endotronix
Mandar Aras, MD A Prospective, Multi-Center, Randomized, Controlled, Single Blind Clinical Trial Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of the Cordella™ Pulmonary Artery Sensor System in New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III Heart Failure Patients Endotronix
Richard Cheng, MD Clinical evaluation of the Therapeutic Intra-Vascular Ultrasound (TIVUS™) System for pulmonary artery denervation in patients with pulmonary hypertension due to left heart disease SoniVie Ltd.
Teresa De Marco, MD Surveillance HeartCare Outcomes Registry (SHORE) CareDX
Liviu Klein, MD Safety and effectiveness of the V-Wave Interatrial Shunt System to improve clinical outcomes in a certain high-risk subset of symptomatic patients suffering from HF. V-Wave Medical
Liviu Klein, MD Right Ventricular Pacing to Treat Right Ventricular Failure UCSF Cardiology Innovation Award
Liviu Klein, MD Remote Dielectric Sensing Technology Guided Diuresis in hospitalized patients with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Cardiology (Internal- UCSF) 
Liviu Klein, MD Urine biomarkers of kidney health during hospitalizations Catalyst Grant
Liviu Klein, MD Randomized Clinical Evaluation of the AccuCinch® Ventricular Restoration System in Patients Who Present With Symptomatic Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF): The CORCINCH-HF Study Ancora Heart, Inc.
Marc Simon, MD

Reducing Right Ventricular Failure with the V-Wave
Shunt In Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

V-Wave Medical
Marc Simon, MD A Phase 2, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multi-Center Clinical Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Oral Inhalation of GB002 for the Treatment of WHO Group 1 Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Gossamer