Circulating Adenosine Levels Before and After Intravenous (IV) Persantine
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00760708
(Persantine is no longer being used at UCHC for pharmacological stress testing)
: September 26, 2008
Last Update Posted
: January 17, 2013
United States Department of Defense
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bruce Liang, University of Connecticut Health Center
Persantine is a drug that is routinely used to determine blood flow to the heart in the diagnosis of coronary heart disease. Persantine causes an increase in the adenosine level in the blood. Adenosine is a naturally occurring substance in the body that can increase blood flow. Adenosine is normally removed from the bloodstream by an adenosine transporter, which is a protein that takes up adenosine from the blood into cells. The increase in adenosine levels in the blood is variable, and the cause for this variability is unknown. A mutation for this transporter gene may contribute to this variability, and may alter its function. Thus, the purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between the mutation and the transporter function.
To determine functional significance and association of these polymorphisms with the ability of persantine to inhibit uridine (uridine uses the same transporter) uptake and platelet aggregation. [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
Secondary Outcome Measures
Investigators will study the association of these polymorphisms with any clinical characteristics such as the incidence of MI, acute coronary syndrome, coronary bypass or stenting procedures. These clinical outcomes are considered secondary endpoints. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Subjects undergoing a Persantine nuclear stress test for medically-indicated reasons. There are no control subjects.
Subjects with or without coronary artery disease undergoing a Persantine nuclear stress test
Oral persantine use within 24 hours
Second or third degree AV block, or sick sinus syndrome without a functioning pacemaker
Active asthma or bronchospasm
Those with end-stage liver disease such as cirrhosis or active hepatitis such as > 5 fold liver enzyme elevation will not be included