Calcium Channel Splice Variant Expression in Cardiovascular Disease and Aging
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00251615|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 10, 2005
Last Update Posted : August 6, 2012
|Condition or disease|
The goal of this study is to learn more about how blood vessels function and the mechanism that causes them to contract. The study will investigate the natural history of diseased blood vessel tissue and the calcium channels in the muscle part of the blood vessel. The study will also examine how genetics influences cardiovascular disease and its causes and treatments.
Patients scheduled for vascular surgery will be approached to participate in this study. During surgery, tissue fragments of diseased and marginal tissue will be obtained. A blood sample will be obtained at either the time of surgery or consent and genomic DNA will be extracted.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||18 participants|
|Official Title:||Calcium Channel Splice Variant Expression in Cardiovascular Disease and Aging|
|Study Start Date :||August 2012|
|Primary Completion Date :||August 2012|
|Study Completion Date :||August 2012|
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00251615
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institute on Aging, Harbor Hospital|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21225|
|Principal Investigator:||Samer Najjar, MD||National Institute on Aging (NIA)|