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Effects of Spironolactone on Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs) in Heart Failure

This study has been completed.
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First Posted: April 22, 2008
Last Update Posted: April 22, 2008
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Tottori University Hospital
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of spironolactone on circulating MMP levels and insulin resistance in patients with chronic heart failure.

Condition Intervention Phase
Chronic Stable Heart Failure Drug: spironolactone + furosemide Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Spironolactone on Circulating MMPs in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure

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Further study details as provided by Tottori University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • MMP levels [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]

Enrollment: 16
Study Start Date: January 2004
Study Completion Date: December 2005
Intervention Details:
    Drug: spironolactone + furosemide
    spironolactone 25mg/day, 16 weeks and furosemide 20mg/day, 16 weeks
Detailed Description:
Myocardial fibrosis is observed in failing hearts. MMPs are considered markers of fibrosis. Recently, circulating MMPs can be measured and are elevated in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). It has been reported that spironolactone improves myocardial fibrosis in CHF animal models. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of spironolactone on circulating MMP levels in patients with chronic heart failure.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • chronic stable heart failure
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Responsible Party: Kazuhide Ogino, Center for Clinical Residency Program, Tottori University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00663195     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: #344
First Submitted: April 18, 2008
First Posted: April 22, 2008
Last Update Posted: April 22, 2008
Last Verified: April 2008

Keywords provided by Tottori University Hospital:
heart failure

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Natriuretic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sodium Potassium Chloride Symporter Inhibitors
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonists
Hormone Antagonists
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Diuretics, Potassium Sparing