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The Effect of Alfa-Adrenergic Receptor Blockade on Insulin-Stimulated Forearm Glucose Uptake and Metabolism in Chronic Heart Failure

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00132106
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2007 by Radboud University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : August 19, 2005
Last Update Posted : August 31, 2007
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
ZonMw: The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development
Information provided by:
Radboud University

Brief Summary:
The activity of the sympathetic nervous system seems to influence the uptake (and handling) of glucose by the skeletal muscle of the forearm. Conditions in which sympathetic activity is increased seem to inhibit/reduce forearm glucose uptake. Inversely a decrease in sympathetic activity seems to increase glucose uptake. This study analyzes the effect of alfa-adrenergic receptor blockade (counteracting sympathetic influence) on insulin-stimulated forearm glucose uptake in patients with increased sympathetic activity (patients with chronic heart failure).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Heart Failure, Congestive Drug: phentolamine Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: The Effect of a-Adrenergic Receptor Blockade on Insulin-Stimulated Forearm Glucose Uptake and Metabolism in Chronic Heart Failure
Study Start Date : August 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: Heart Failure




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. change in glucose uptake


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Heart failure of at least New York Heart Association (NYHA) class II
  • Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) <= 40%
  • Age 18-75 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Alfa-blockers, or beta-blockers with alfa-blocking activity (carvedilol)
  • Tricyclic antidepressants
  • Warfarin derivatives (acetylic salicylic acid and clopidogrel are allowed)
  • Hospitalisation in 6 weeks prior to the study
  • Any change in medication in 6 weeks prior to the study
  • Unstable angina
  • Orthopnoea
  • Known chronic disease of the autonomic nervous system
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Oedema of the lower extremities, complicating the insertion of a venous catheter in a vein on the foot

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00132106


Contacts
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Contact: Marc E.R. Gomes, MD +31-24-3614533/3616550 m.gomes@cardio.umcn.nl

Locations
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Netherlands
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre Recruiting
Nijmegen, Netherlands, 6500 HB
Contact: Marc ER Gomes, MD    31-24-3614533/3616550    m.gomes@cardio.umcn.nl   
Sub-Investigator: Marc ER Gomes, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Alexandra H Mulder, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Freek WA Verheugt, MD, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Paul Smits, MD, PhD         
Principal Investigator: Cees J Tack, MD, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Louise Bellersen, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Radboud University
ZonMw: The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Cees J Tack, MD, PhD Radboud University
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00132106    
Other Study ID Numbers: CHFALFA
First Posted: August 19, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 31, 2007
Last Verified: August 2007
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Phentolamine
Adrenergic alpha-Antagonists
Adrenergic Antagonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antihypertensive Agents