Left Ventricular Hypertrophy and Spironolactone in End Stage Renal Disease

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
West Penn Allegheny Health System
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: October 23, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: October 2007
History: No changes posted
The hypothesis of this trial is to assess the effect of spironolactone on heart size and mass

Condition Intervention Phase
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Drug: Spironolactone
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by West Penn Allegheny Health System:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Left ventricular mass [ Time Frame: 9 months ]

Detailed Description:
Dialysis patients have significant morbidity and mortality associated with left ventricular hypertrophy and cardiac failure. Aldosterone may have an important role in the development of myocardial hypertrophy and remodeling. Animal studies have demonstrated beneficial effects of aldosterone antagonists on myocardial hypertrophy, and human studies have shown significant survival benefit in a non-dialysis population with congestive heart failure. This study evaluates the effect of spironolactone (an aldosterone receptor antagonist) on cardiac hypertrophy in the end-stage renal disease population.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both

Inclusion Criteria:

  • hemodialysis patients

Exclusion Criteria:

  • non compliance
  • hyperkalemia
  • pregnancy
  • expected survival less than 9 months
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00548912

United States, Pennsylvania
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15212
Sponsors and Collaborators
West Penn Allegheny Health System
Principal Investigator: Richard Marcus West Penn Allegheny Health System
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00548912     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RC-3267 
Study First Received: October 23, 2007
Last Updated: October 23, 2007
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by West Penn Allegheny Health System:
Kidney Failure, Chronic

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Renal Insufficiency
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Kidney Diseases
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Urologic Diseases
Diuretics, Potassium Sparing
Hormone Antagonists
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonists
Natriuretic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs

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