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Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors in Marfan Syndrome

This study has been completed.
Baker Heart Research Institute
The Alfred
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Bayside Health Identifier:
First received: June 11, 2007
Last updated: June 12, 2007
Last verified: June 2007
The purpose of this research is to assess the effects of a drug called perindopril on the aorta in people known to have Marfan Syndrome. The aorta is the major artery of the body that comes out of the heart and supplies blood to the body. We know that in people with Marfan Syndrome, the aorta is stiff and this stiffness results in its enlargement over many years. This enlargement of the aorta can be very serious. We know from treatment of other heart conditions that drugs of the same type as perindopril reduce stiffness of the arteries. This type of drug has never been tried in people with Marfan Syndrome.

Condition Intervention Phase
Marfan Syndrome Drug: Coversyl (perindopril) Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Effect of an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor on Aortic Wall Properties in Patients With Marfan Syndrome.

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Further study details as provided by Bayside Health:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • aortic root diameter [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • arterial stiffness [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]

Enrollment: 17
Study Start Date: January 2004
Study Completion Date: September 2006

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18-40
  • Diagnosis of Marfan Syndrome, on the basis of the Ghent Criteria

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age <18, >40
  • Women of child-bearing potential not on adequate contraception
  • Serum creatinine of >0.11
  • A history of intolerance to ACEI
  • Patients on angiotensin receptor blockers
  • Blood pressure >140/90mmHg
  • History of previous aortic surgery
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00485368

Sponsors and Collaborators
Bayside Health
Baker Heart Research Institute
The Alfred
Principal Investigator: Bronwyn A Kingwell, PhD Baker Heart Research Institute
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00485368     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 3/03
Study First Received: June 11, 2007
Last Updated: June 12, 2007

Keywords provided by Bayside Health:
marfan syndrome
aortic root diameter

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Marfan Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Bone Diseases, Developmental
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Heart Defects, Congenital
Cardiovascular Abnormalities
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Abnormalities, Multiple
Congenital Abnormalities
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Connective Tissue Diseases
Limb Deformities, Congenital
Musculoskeletal Abnormalities
Enzyme Inhibitors
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Protease Inhibitors
Antihypertensive Agents processed this record on September 18, 2017