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Study of Influence of Atorvastatin on the Repolarisation Phase of Cardiomyocytes (ATORVA)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00520585
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2007 by Masaryk University.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : August 24, 2007
Last Update Posted : August 24, 2007
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Masaryk University

Brief Summary:

The aim of this study is to evaluate influence of atorvastin on the repolarisation phase of cardiomyocytes. If there is any, it could be a part of positive "non-lipid" effect of statins in therapy of ischaemic heart disease.

Study hypothesis: atorvastin will decrease heterogeneity of repolarisation of cardiomyocytes in comparison with placebo

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Heterogeneity of Cardiomyocytes Repolarisation Autonomic Changes of Cardiomyocytes Repolarisation Drug: atorvastatin Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The group will consist of 40 healthy volunteers. The study will be mono-centric. The repolarisation phase of cardiomyocytes will be evaluated using long - term 12-lead digital ECG monitoring. There will be 3 single ECG recordings - randomly after 20 mg of atorvastin, 80 mg of atorvastatin and placebo, respectively.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Study of Influence of Atorvastatin on the Repolarisation Phase of Cardiomyocytes
Study Start Date : August 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date : November 2007

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Intervention Details:
  • Drug: atorvastatin
    atorvastatin 20 mg once vs. atorvastatin 80 mg once vs. placebo

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • signed informed consent
  • age 18 - 45 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • no chronic active disease
  • no concomitant pharmacotherapy, excluding hormonal contraception
  • abnormal ECG, echocardiography, laboratory findings
  • known hypersensitivity or myopathy due o statin
  • pregnancy, lactation, breast implants
  • skin disease

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00520585

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Contact: Ondrej Toman, MD +420532232651

Sponsors and Collaborators
Masaryk University
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Principal Investigator: Ondrej Toman, MD University Hospital Brno, Department of Cardiology, Brno, Czech Republic
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00520585    
Other Study ID Numbers: CS-15-11-2006
First Posted: August 24, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 24, 2007
Last Verified: August 2007
Keywords provided by Masaryk University:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors