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PHA UK supported research

Research In this section

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 have supported over the last few years.

Helping people get the best outcomes from their PH treatment

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.

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Hybrid Heart: A robotic heart that could prevent deaths from heart failure

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.

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National Cohort Study of Idiopathic and Heritable Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

This study aims to investigate the genetic causes of PAH, and how genetic variation affects outcome and response to treatment.

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Is it possible to diagnose PH earlier? The natural history of breathlessness

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.

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Detecting PH earlier in people living with systemic sclerosis

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.

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Genetics and PAH: Identifying information needs

This survey was conducted in collaboration with Professor Nick Morrell, British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiopulmonary Medicine at the University of Cambridge.

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