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Hormonal Replacement Therapy and Small Artery Function (HRT)

This study has been completed.
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Karolinska University Hospital Identifier:
First received: November 26, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2007
History: No changes posted
Endothelial dysfunction in resistance arteries in women after the menopause is important for the development of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease

Condition Intervention Phase
Menopause Drug: Femanest Drug: gestapuran Drug: placebo Drug: Femanest plus Gestapuran Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Hormonal Replacement Therapy and Small Artery Function

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Further study details as provided by Karolinska University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • endothelium-dependent dilatation [ Time Frame: 3 month ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • pressure-induced tone and vascular morphology [ Time Frame: 3 month ]

Enrollment: 66
Study Start Date: January 2003
Study Completion Date: August 2004
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: 1 Drug: placebo
Experimental: 2 Drug: Femanest
Experimental: 3 Drug: gestapuran
Experimental: 4 Drug: Femanest plus Gestapuran
combined daily

Detailed Description:
We aim to study the effects of different hormone replacement therapies (HRT) on the function and morphology of resistance arteries, and to look for their mechanistic basis. We expect that HRT with estrogens or in combination with MPA may benefit the function of resistance arteries and may preserve the morphological integrity of endothelial cells by regulatory actions on the cytoskeleton.

Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All women had been amenorrheic for at least 1.5 year.
  • Menopausal status was confirmed by a serum concentration of follicular- stimulating hormone (FSH > 34 IU/ml) and estradiol (E2 <50 pmol/l).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Cigarette smokers and women with:

    • Hypertension
    • Diabetes mellitus
    • Clinical manifestations of arteriosclerosis (coronary heart disease, peripheral artery disease, or cerebrovascular disease)
    • Venous thromboembolic disease
    • Liver disorders
    • Unexplained vaginal bleeding; and
    • Personal or family history of breast cancer were excluded.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00564031

Karolinska University hospital-huddinge
Stockholm, Sweden, 14186
Sponsors and Collaborators
Karolinska University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Karolina Kublickiene, MD PhD Karolinska University Hospital
  More Information Identifier: NCT00564031     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 166/99
Study First Received: November 26, 2007
Last Updated: November 26, 2007

Keywords provided by Karolinska University Hospital:
hormone replacement therapy; endothelial function;

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Medroxyprogesterone Acetate
Contraceptive Agents, Female
Contraceptive Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Contraceptive Agents, Male
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents
Contraceptives, Oral, Synthetic
Contraceptives, Oral processed this record on August 16, 2017