The Effect of Ischaemic-reperfusion on the Endogenous Fibrinolysis in Man

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
University of Aarhus
University of Oxford
Information provided by:
University of Edinburgh
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00789451
First received: November 10, 2008
Last updated: October 22, 2010
Last verified: October 2010
  Purpose

Heart attacks are usually caused by a blood clot blocking an artery supplying blood to the heart. Current treatments are designed at relieving this blockage as quickly as possible to minimise damage to the heart muscle. However in restoring the supply of blood local damage known as "ischaemia-reperfusion injury" may occur. The aim of this study is to assess how clot forming and clot dissolving pathways are affected during this process, and examine the role of a natural inflammatory hormone, bradykinin. This will help us to understand the mechanism by which ischaemia-reperfusion injury may occur and to devise new treatments for heart attacks.


Condition Intervention
Ischaemic Heart Diseases
Procedure: Forearm vascular study

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: The Effect of Ischaemic-reperfusion on the Endogenous Fibrinolysis in Man

Further study details as provided by University of Edinburgh:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Net t-PA release from the endothelium after ischaemia reperfusion [ Time Frame: Throughout the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in forearm blood flow after ischaemia reperfusion [ Time Frame: throughout the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change in platelet-monocyte-binding after ischaemia reperfusion [ Time Frame: Throughout the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 12
Study Start Date: August 2008
Study Completion Date: October 2010
Primary Completion Date: October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Sham Comparator: 1
no ischaemia - only sham. Blood pressure cuff inflation up till 10 mmHg on the upper arm for 20 mins.
Procedure: Forearm vascular study
Forearm blood flow measured by venous occlusion plethysmography during interarterial infusion of substance P (2,4,8 pmol/min). Venous blood sampling via cannula in antecubital fossa.
Active Comparator: 2
Ischaemia 20 minutes. Blood pressure cuff will be inflated around the upper arm for 20 minutes to induce ischaemia.
Procedure: Forearm vascular study
Forearm blood flow measured by venous occlusion plethysmography during interarterial infusion of substance P (2,4,8 pmol/min). Venous blood sampling via cannula in antecubital fossa.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy males between 18-65 years of ages, non-smokers.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any concurrent illness or chronic medical condition. Concurrent use of vasoactive medication. Smoking history.
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Locations
United Kingdom
University of Edinburgh, 49 Little France Crescent
Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH16 4SB
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Edinburgh
University of Aarhus
University of Oxford
Investigators
Study Director: David E Newby, PhD, FRCP University of Edinburgh
Study Director: Rajesh K Kharbanda, PhD, FRCP University of Oxford
  More Information

No publications provided by University of Edinburgh

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Christian M Pedersen, clinical research fellow, University of Edinburgh
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00789451     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CMP 1
Study First Received: November 10, 2008
Last Updated: October 22, 2010
Health Authority: United Kingdom: Research Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by University of Edinburgh:
Ischaemia reperfusion
t-PA
Fibrinolysis
Endothelial function

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Diseases
Ischemia
Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Cardiovascular Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Coronary Disease
Arteriosclerosis
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases

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