ALTA TIPS: A 5-year Longitudinal Observational Study of Patients Undergoing TIPS Placement


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Trial ID: NCT03973372


ALTA is a multicenter consortium focused on the management of portal hypertension. ALTA TIPS is a longitudinal observational study of patients who are undergoing transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement. ALTA will create a database that will provide clinical parameters and outcomes of patients undergoing TIPS as part of their standard of care in hopes of answering key clinical questions.

Official Title

Advancing Liver Therapeutic Approaches (ALTA). The ALTA Consortium Study Group for the Management of Portal Hypertension - A 5-year Longitudinal Observational Study of Patients Undergoing Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) Placement

Stanford Investigator(s)

Aparna Goel

Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Paul Kwo
Paul Kwo

Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Subjects over the age of 18 able to provide consent or have a legally authorized
   consent in the event the subject is unable to consent due to a transient clinical

   - Subject scheduled to undergo a TIPS procedure

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Minors under the age of 18 at the time of enrollment

   - Prisoners

   - Pregnant Women

   - Subjects undergoing TIPS placement as part of an investigational study outside of
   usual clinical care


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Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
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