Vascular Effects of Sertraline in Heart Failure

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (PI change in institution)
First Posted : January 3, 2008
Last Update Posted : July 23, 2009
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Yale University

Brief Summary:
To determine the effects of chronic sertraline treatment on brachial artery flow-mediated dilation in patients with chronic heart failure and depression

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Heart Failure Depression Drug: sertraline

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 4 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Effects of Chronic Sertraline Hydrochloride Administration on Vascular Endothelial and Autonomic Function in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure
Study Start Date : January 2006
Primary Completion Date : July 2009
Study Completion Date : July 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Heart Failure
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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Chronic heart failure patients with concomitant depression
Drug: sertraline
open label 25-50 mg daily as tolerated

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Brachial artery flow-mediated dilation [ Time Frame: 2 months ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Plasma and serum

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
chronic heart failure patients with concomitant depression

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Chronic heart failure with LVEF<40%, age >21 years
  • Depression requiring medical treatment with sertraline

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known intolerance of sertraline

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00585455

United States, Connecticut
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06510
Sponsors and Collaborators
Yale University
Principal Investigator: Stuart Katz, MD Yale School of Medicine

Responsible Party: Stuart Katz, Yale University School of Medicine Identifier: NCT00585455     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0410027131
First Posted: January 3, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 23, 2009
Last Verified: July 2009

Keywords provided by Yale University:
vascular endothelium
nitric oxide
heart failure
vascular biology

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Behavioral Symptoms
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Antidepressive Agents
Psychotropic Drugs
Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Serotonin Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs