Vascular Interaction With Age in Myocardial Infarction
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00051376|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 13, 2003
Last Update Posted : February 18, 2016
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Myocardial Infarction||Drug: L-Arginine||Not Applicable|
As we age, both our blood vessels and heart muscle naturally become stiff and loose their ability to flex as the heart beats and blood pressure changes. This is believed to worsen both blood vessel and cardiac function in older individuals. The stiffened tissue is likely to be less able to adapt to the stresses and remodeling that occur after a heart attack (myocardial infarction) because the loss of functional heart tissue predisposes the heart to poor function and the hearts blood vessels undergo various changes in order to increase the supply of blood to the damaged areas.
VINTAGE-MI is a randomized, double blind study enrolling patients who have recently suffered their first heart attack. There are two recruitment clinics within the Johns Hopkins University Network, the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Following preliminary testing to establish eligibility and baseline function of both the heart and blood vessels, study participants will be randomly assigned to receive either L-Arginine or a placebo pill which is identical except that it does not contain L-Arginine. These pills will be taken orally 3 times a day for 6 months. Participants will return to the clinic 1, 3, and 6 months after they begin taking their medication to have the same functional testing repeated.
The study completion date listed in this record was obtained from the "End Date" entered in the Protocol Registration and Results System (PRS) record.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Study Start Date :||September 2001|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||August 2006|
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00051376
|OverallOfficial:||Steven Schulman||Johns Hopkins University|