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Assessment of Asymptomatic Heart Disease in Children With HIV

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2007 by Hadassah Medical Organization.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
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First received: January 23, 2007
Last updated: January 31, 2007
Last verified: January 2007
The purpose of this study is to perform cardiac evaluation in HIV-1 (predominantly clade C)infected children by history, physical examination, echocardiogram and plasma N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (N-BNP)measurement in order to determine asymptomatic abnormalities.

Condition Intervention
HIV Infections Procedure: echocardiography and blood test

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Evaluation of the Cardiac Complications in Congenitally HIV-1 Infected Children in Israel by the Echocardiography and Measurement of N-Terminal Pro-B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (N-BNP).

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Study Start Date: January 2007
Detailed Description:

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection affects nearly 40 million adults and children worldwide. Recently introduced new antiviral drugs have significantly improved survival of patients with HIV infection. As mortality declines, morbidity becomes a concern. Heart disease is present in 20% of children and adults with HIV. The cardiac diseases include left ventricular dysfunction, hypertrophy and dilation, pericardial effusion and intracardiac masses. Cardiac disease is an independent risk factor for death in these children. The reported two-year survival of children with congestive heart failure is zero compared to 17% when no heart failure is present. It is thus indicated to perform periodic cardiac examinations in these patients, and early recognition of cardiac disease is paramount.

In addition to the traditional tools to assess cardiac status which include history, physical examination, ECG, chest X-ray and echocardiography, we propose to check biochemical markers. Brain natriuretic peptide has been shown to be a very sensitive marker for symptomatic and asymptomatic cardiac dysfunction, prognosis, severity of the disease and response to therapy in adults. Troponin-T is a very good marker for cardiac ischemia. Recently, we have found troponin-T to be a good marker for acute cardiac insult in infants and children.

The aim of this study is to perform screening of children with HIV predominantly clade C for cardiac disease using the above mentioned means.


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Infants and children congenitally infected with HIV-1
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00426374

Contact: Diana Averbuch, MD 972-50-7874940
Contact: Hadas Lemberg, PhD 00 972 2 6777572

Hadassah University Hospital, Pediatric Department, Pediatric AIDS Center Recruiting
Jerusalem, Israel, 91120
Contact: Diana Averbuch, MD    972-50-7874940   
Contact: Dan Engelhard, MD    972-2-6778960   
Principal Investigator: Diana Averbuch, MD         
Principal Investigator: Dan Engelhard, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Amiram Nir, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Azaria Rein, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
Principal Investigator: Diana Averbuch, MD Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00426374     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: yael11-HMO-CTIL
Study First Received: January 23, 2007
Last Updated: January 31, 2007

Keywords provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:
natriuretic peptide
heart failure
heart disease children
HIV pediatric
AIDS pediatric

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Heart Diseases
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
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