Effect of Paroxetine on COAT-Platelet Production in Normal Volunteers and Patients With Cardiovascular Disease
COAT-platelets stands for collagen and thrombin stimulated platelets, which are two things in the body that make platelets stick together. These platelets may be important in the initiation of a heart attack (myocardial infarction). A chemical in the body called serotonin maybe responsible for COAT-platelet production. Paroxetine causes a significant reduction in platelet serotonin and therefore may have value in preventing heart attacks. Therefore, the current study is designed to determine whether paroxetine will decrease COAT-platelet production in normal volunteers and patients with cardiovascular disease.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Pharmacodynamics Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Dose Ranging Study of the Effect of Paroxetine on COAT-Platelet Production in Normal Volunteers and Patients With Cardiovascular Disease|
- To define the percent COAT-platelet and response to Paxil-CR in 5 control subjects.
- To define the percent COAT-platelet and response to Paxil-CR in 20 patients with Coronary Artery Disease.
|Study Start Date:||March 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||May 2006|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|United States, Oklahoma|
|The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center|
|Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, 73190|
|Principal Investigator:||Stephen F. Hamilton, Pharm.D.||The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy|