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Advancing Liver Therapeutic Approaches (ALTA). The ALTA Consortium Study Group for the Management of Portal Hypertension – A 5-year Longitudinal Observation Study of Patients with Cirrhosis Undergoing TIPS Placement

Clinical Trial Details

This registry trial is to collect information on men and women undergoing a Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt or TIPS and to evaluate the long-term outcomes and complications over a 5-year period. 

This study does not involve any investigational procedures or drugs. The TIPS procedure is not an investigational procedure and has been performed as part of routine care since 1988. There have however been significant advances in the technology of TIPS and its use has increased. 

Eligible participants will be asked to complete four questionnaires and one verbal assessment about how you feel prior to and after the TIPS procedure. The time required to complete the questionnaires is estimated to take about 15 minutes. Participants will be asked to complete these questionnaires and verbal assessment at future follow up office visits. This will occur within 3 months after the TIPS procedure and then every 6 months.

As a participant in this study, information about medical history, laboratory, liver disease and medication use will be collected from the medical record and stored in a database without the participant’s name or identifying information.

Participation may last up to 5 years. Study participants will not be compensated for their time.

Key Eligibility: 
  • Men and women who are 18 years of age and older
  • Individuals who will have a Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt or TIPS

Detailed eligibility reviewed when contacting the study team.

Study contact by location

Upper East Side - Manhattan


Mallory Ianelli, RN, BSN
(646) 962-4040

Primary Investigator(s)

Protocol ID(s)

Weill Cornell Medicine IRB #:



Open to Enrollment

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