(Healthy Volunteer Study) Augmented Invasive Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (aiCPET) in Pulmonary Hypertension

The PI of this project is:

This project is funded by: Radiology RD

The term of this project is: January 2022 to December 2099

The number of subjects scanned during this project is: 10

The purpose of this research study is to understand how exercise affects high blood
pressure in the lungs and heart. In the future this could allow providers to use less invasive
tests to diagnose pulmonary hypertension.
Some pulmonary hypertension occurs due to a “lung circulation problem” that benefits
from medication; other forms of pulmonary hypertension are related to “heart disease”,
which requires focus on treatment of heart disease. Our study will identify non-invasive
limits that can decide which of these two forms of pulmonary hypertension is causing
the problem.
This study is being done only at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison)
hospital. A total of about 30 people will participate in this study, and an additional 10
people who will participate as healthy volunteers. The study is funded internally by the
UW-Madison Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health.