A Study to Evaluate Heart Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension Voice Characteristics


About this study

The purpose of this study is to determine the association between patient voice signal characteristics and the presence and severity of pulmonary hypertension in patients referred for elective clinically indicated echocardiography for at Mayo Clinic MN.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All individuals who present for a routine elective, clinically indicated, diagnostic echocardiogram at the echocardiography laboratory at Mayo Clinic.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known history of voice disorder either primary or secondary to neuromuscular or other pathology.
  • Patients under the age of 18 years.
  • Pregnancy.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Amir Lerman, M.D.

Closed-enrolling by invitation

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Not open to everyone who meets the eligibility criteria, but only those invited to participate by the study team.

Contact information:

Diana Albers

(507) 255-6884


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