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The Effect of Fasudil on Vascular Function in Humans

This study has been completed.
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Brigham and Women's Hospital Identifier:
First received: July 12, 2005
Last updated: September 26, 2008
Last verified: September 2008
The purpose of the study is to evaluate how the rho kinase inhibitor, fasudil, affects vascular function in patients with atherosclerosis and hyperlipidemia.

Condition Intervention Phase
Atherosclerosis Hypercholesterolemia Drug: fasudil Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Fasudil on Vascular Function in Humans

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Further study details as provided by Brigham and Women's Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Vascular reactivity

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Rho kinase expression
  • Rho kinase activity
  • eNOS expression
  • eNOS activity
  • inflammatory markers

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: June 2002
Study Completion Date: January 2007
Primary Completion Date: January 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Hyperlipidemia -OR-
  • Healthy adults

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unstable angina, myocardial infarction or revascularization within 3 months
  • Symptomatic heart failure
  • Creatinine > 3.0 mg/dl
  • Liver enzymes > 3X upper limit of normal
  • Chronic hypoxia
  • Significant anemia
  • Chronic inflammatory disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Willing to withdraw statins for duration of study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00120718

United States, Massachusetts
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Sponsors and Collaborators
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Principal Investigator: Mark A Creager, MD Brigham and Women's Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Mark A. Creager, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital Identifier: NCT00120718     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2002-P-000890
Study First Received: July 12, 2005
Last Updated: September 26, 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Calcium Channel Blockers
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Vasodilator Agents
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
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