Impact of Exercise Training on Endothelial Function in CAD
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
Bradykinin has been identified to contribute to the release of nitric oxide (NO), prostacyclin, and EDHF through activation of specific bradykinin 2 (B2) receptors, which is finally promoting a vasodilatory respone. Regular physical exercise training results in an improvement of endothelial function in patients with CAD. These positive effects were partially attributed to an increased expression of endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) and cyclooxygenase (COX) as a result of the training intervention.
Aim of this trial is therefore to determine, whether the training-induced correction of endothelial dysfunction is also bradykinin-dependent.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
|Official Title:||Impact of Exercise Training on Bradykinin-Mediated Endothelial Function in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease|
- Endothelial function
|Study Start Date:||January 2001|
A total of 20 patients with stable coronary artery disease are prospectively randomized to 4 weeks of exercise training or sedentary lifestyle.
Endothelial function of the radial artery is determined by a high-resolution A-mode ultrasound.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00176345
|University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Department of Internal Medicine / Cardiology|
|Leipzig, Saxony, Germany, 04289|
|Principal Investigator:||Rainer P Hambrecht, MD||University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Department of Internal Medicine / Cardiology|