Left Ventricular Hypertrophy and Spironolactone in End Stage Renal Disease

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 24, 2007
Last Update Posted : October 24, 2007
Information provided by:
West Penn Allegheny Health System

Brief Summary:
The hypothesis of this trial is to assess the effect of spironolactone on heart size and mass

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Kidney Failure, Chronic Drug: Spironolactone Phase 4

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.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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MedlinePlus related topics: Kidney Failure

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

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

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 identifier (NCT number): 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 Identifier: NCT00548912     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RC-3267
First Posted: October 24, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 24, 2007
Last Verified: October 2007

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

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