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A Study to Describe Vascular and Renal Effects and Safety of Valsartan in Patients With High Blood Pressure

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted : November 8, 2011
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Brief Summary:
One hundred twenty patients with arterial hypertension and albuminuria (some amount of albumin in urine) are given valsartan 80 mg and then160 mg to normalize blood pressure. Hydrochlorothiazide (diuretic) 12.5-25 mg added if necessary.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hypertension Drug: valsartan Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 109 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Study to Describe Vascular and Renal Effects and Safety of Valsartan 80 and 160 mg in Arterial Hypertension Patients
Study Start Date : July 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2005

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Drug Information available for: Valsartan

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from baseline in urine albumin excretion after 24 weeks
  2. Change from baseline in an ultrasound measurement of blood flow after 24 weeks

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Effect of blood pressure changes on urine albumin excretion rate and blood vessel function

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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Arterial hypertension without previous regular treatment
  • Urinary albumin excretion rate above 30 mg / 24h
  • 30-65 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Reno-vascular arterial hypertension
  • Therapy resistant edema
  • Chronic heart failure, angina pectoris
  • Diabetes mellitus

Other protocol-defined exclusion criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00171353

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Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Basel, Switzerland
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Responsible Party: Novartis Identifier: NCT00171353     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CVAL489ARU01
First Posted: September 15, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 8, 2011
Last Verified: November 2011
Keywords provided by Novartis:
arterial hypertension
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Antihypertensive Agents
Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Blockers
Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action