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VALENCE: Valsartan Versus Atenolol on Exercise Capacity in Hypertensive Overweight Postmenopausal Women

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00171132
First Posted: September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted: February 23, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis
  Purpose
The purpose of the study is to show that valsartan compared to atenolol has favorable effects on exercise capacity, quality of life, diastolic function and elevated blood pressure in hypertensive postmenopausal overweight women with impaired exercise tolerance despite normal left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF).

Condition Intervention Phase
Hypertension Drug: valsartan Drug: atenolol Drug: hydrochlorothiazide Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 26-week Double-blind, Randomized, Multicenter Parallel-group Trial to Compare the Effects of Valsartan Versus Atenolol on Exercise Capacity in Hypertensive Overweight Postmenopausal Women With Impaired Exercise Tolerance

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in exercise capacity measured by oxygen consumption during exercise testing, after 26 weeks

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in diastolic heart function after 26 weeks, measured by echocardiography
  • Change from baseline in heart rate and blood pressure,
  • during exercise testing after 26 weeks
  • Change from baseline in heart size after 26 weeks, measured by echocardiography
  • Change from baseline in quality of life measures after 26 weeks

Enrollment: 64
Study Start Date: August 2004
Study Completion Date: August 2007
Primary Completion Date: August 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Body mass index (BMI) must be ≥ 27 and < 35
  • Symptoms of impaired exercise capacity (e.g. who report shortness of breath on exertion when questioned) reported at Visit 1 or patients who have a history of shortness of breath which improved under diuretic therapy
  • LV ejection fraction must be > 45% measured by echocardiography at Visit 2.
  • Impaired exercise capacity measured by VO2max at Visit 4:

VO2max >14 and < 22 ml ⋅kg-1 ⋅min-1

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Mean sitting diastolic blood pressure (MSDBP) ≥ 110 mmHg and/or Mean sitting systolic blood pressure (MSSBP) ≥ 180 mmHg
  • LVEF ≤ 45 %
  • Inability to completely discontinue all previous antihypertensive medications safely for the duration of the study
  • Heavy smokers (>20 cigarettes/day)
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00171132


Locations
Germany
Investigative Centers, Germany
Switzerland
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Basel, Switzerland
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis
Investigators
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Responsible Party: Novartis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00171132     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CVAL489ADE21
First Submitted: September 10, 2005
First Posted: September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted: February 23, 2017
Last Verified: February 2017

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Postmenopausal
women
overweight
hypertension
impaired
exercise
capacity
valsartan
atenolol
hydrochlorothiazide

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypertension
Overweight
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms
Valsartan
Hydrochlorothiazide
Atenolol
Antihypertensive Agents
Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Blockers
Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Diuretics
Natriuretic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sodium Chloride Symporter Inhibitors
Membrane Transport Modulators
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Sympatholytics
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Adrenergic beta-1 Receptor Antagonists
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists
Adrenergic Antagonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents