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Growth Hormone's Effect on the Cardiovascular System

This study has been terminated.
(Inadequate retention of GHD adults to maintain power to study the effect of GH on fibrinolysis. A comparison between GHD adults and controls was completed.)
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First received: November 8, 2006
Last updated: July 2, 2007
Last verified: July 2007
To evaluate specific markers of cardiovascular risk before and after growth hormone replacement therapy in a population of growth hormone deficient adults, as compared to an age, gender, and BMI-matched healthy population.

Condition Intervention
Growth Hormone Deficiency
Drug: Growth Hormone

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Role of Growth Hormone in Cardiovascular Health

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Estimated Enrollment: 26
Study Start Date: August 2005
Study Completion Date: December 2006
Detailed Description:
Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The effects of such a deficiency include decreased exercise capacity and tolerance, impaired cardiac function, a central fat redistribution, increased peripheral arterial resistance, and an unfavorable lipid profile. These effects have been found to be reversed with appropriate replacement therapy with recombinant human growth hormone. We plan to utilize several experimental systems to further investigate the role of growth hormone (GH) in maintaining cardiovascular health. In particular, we would like to further understand the interaction of GH with Plasminogen-activator-inhibitor-1 (a major activator of the fibrinolytic system) as well as the role of GH in the maintenance of vascular function.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult between the ages of 18 and 65
  • Documented Growth Hormone Deficiency as defined by a peak Growth Hormone during a GHRH-Arginine Stimulation test not exceeding 9.5 ng/ml

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Personal history of cardiovascular disease (previous myocardial infarction or known coronary artery disease) or diagnosis of heart disease between study visits.
  • Personal history of diabetes mellitus or development of diabetes between study visits.
  • Initiation of an anti-cholesterol medication or anti-hypertensive between baseline and follow-up study visit.
  • Initiation of regular tobacco use between baseline and follow-up study visit.
  • Pregnancy or nursing
  • Current daily use of any drug known to affect the fibrinolytic system: Aspirin, Aggrenox, Plavix, Persantine, Ticlid, Pletal, Trental, Lovenox, Coumadin, Agrylin, and Hydroxyurea.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00397319

United States, Tennessee
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vanderbilt University
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Principal Investigator: Doug Vaughan, MD Vanderbilt University Medical Center
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00397319     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 050045
Study First Received: November 8, 2006
Last Updated: July 2, 2007

Keywords provided by Vanderbilt University:
Growth Hormone
Cardiovascular System

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dwarfism, Pituitary
Bone Diseases, Developmental
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Bone Diseases, Endocrine
Pituitary Diseases
Hypothalamic Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
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