Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinical Studies

The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center of UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh has an ongoing clinical research program. Several of the research opportunities available for participation are listed below. Select a study to review a brief description and requirements. Parents or guardians of children who might be eligible are encouraged to inquire about enrollment. Contact information is listed at the end of each study.

Thank you for exploring these opportunities and helping us to find cures and prevent childhood disease.

Clinical Studies


Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinical Care Evaluation

Utilization and Perception of Care by Physician Extenders in the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

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Coping with Heart Disease – A Study of Adolescents and Adults

Coping Mechanisms, Gender Difference, and Cardiovascular Risk in Adolescents and Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

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Fontan Procedure Physiology

Do Serum Biochemical and Hematopoietic, or Stool Biomarkers Predict Low Cardiac Index in Patients with Fontan Physiology?

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Sexual Dysfunction and Congenital Heart Disease – Pilot Study

Female Sexual Dysfunction Among Adults with Complex Congenital Heart Disease

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Diane Metes, MD

Joan Sanchez-de-Toledo, MD