We support scientific and academic research into pulmonary hypertension in multiple ways, providing grants and other backing to both individuals and partner organisations.
Please scroll down to find out more about some of the cutting edge trials and studies we are currently supporting, or have supported over the last few years.
If you’d like the PHA UK to support work you’re currently looking to undertake please visit our Research Support page here and complete the enclosed form.
A study supported by the PHA UK has investigated whether a one-minute sit-to-stand test can be as effective as a walk test in assessing patients with pulmonary hypertension.
We’re working with researchers to investigate the impact of PH on individuals and their caregivers, and whether ‘self-compassion’ can be a helpful way of coping.
The SPHERe trial is testing whether home exercise programmes, supervised by experts, are effective for people with pulmonary hypertension.
We’re helping Cambridge researchers understand what matters most to patients when it comes to clinical trials, to help shape a promising upcoming study and influence future design too.
Our support enabled researchers to understand what patients thought about their proposed study aimed at personalising treatments for PH – helping to secure ethical approval and vital funding.
Researchers in the Netherlands are seeking funding to create a solution for heart failure by developing a pioneering soft robotic heart – and in May 2021 we gathered the opinions of the PH community to help them with their bid.
This study aims to investigate the genetic causes of PAH, and how genetic variation affects outcome and response to treatment.
This study, led by the Royal Free Hospital, aims to discover whether looking at existing clinical data derived from people living with PH might help speed up diagnosis in the future.
Researchers at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital are aiming to set up a study looking at the use of cutting-edge magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and new disease markers in the blood to help PH be detected earlier.
This survey was conducted in collaboration with Professor Nick Morrell, British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiopulmonary Medicine at the University of Cambridge.