Read the Latest
Children's Hospital is part of the UPMC family.
Be safe anytime, anywhere.
To find a pediatrician or pediatric specialist, please call 412-692-7337 or search our directory.
A resource for our network of referring physicians.
For more information about research, please call our main office at 412-692-6438.
Ranked #6 Nationally by U.S. News & World Report.
The purpose of this research is to better understand the development of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) in children following vascular surgery addressing problems caused by some congenital heart conditions. AVMs can lower blood oxygen levels, creating new risks for the patient. Researchers theorize that certain proteins made in the liver and heart that may help prevent development of AVMs may not be reaching the lungs following surgery. The research will compare levels of two proteins, bone morphogenetic proteins 9 and 10 (BMP9 and BMP10), in blood taken from different parts of the heart.
The study is enrolling people ages 2 months through 17 years, with or without structural heart disease, who are scheduled for a clinically indicated cardiac catheterization.
Males and Females: Ages 2 months through 17 years
During the patient’s heart catheterization blood will be drawn from 5 locations, as per routine care, and will be analyzed to determine the amount of BMP9 and BMP10 present to determine if there are higher levels entering the lungs than exiting.
Visits: None beyond those required for treating the given condition
Duration: Not applicable
University of Pittsburgh Heart, Lung, and Blood Vascular Medicine Institute
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory for Children
Congenital Heart Defect Types
Sara Trucco, MD
For more information about the study, please contact:
Morgan Hindes, Research Coordinator
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
With myCHP, you can request appointments, review test results, and more.
For questions about a hospital bill call:
To pay your bill online, please visit UPMC's online bill payment system.
Interested in giving to Children's Hospital? Support the hospital by making a donation online, joining our Heroes in Healing monthly donor program, or visiting our site to learn about the other ways you can give back.