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Reversibility by Sildenafil of Exercise-Induced Abnormal Right Ventricular Pressure Response in ASD and VSD-Operated Patients

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified October 2008 by Oslo University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Norwegian Foundation for Health and Rehabilitation
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Oslo University Hospital Identifier:
First received: October 14, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: October 2008
History: No changes posted
The purpose of this study is to determine whether oral sildenafil citrate reduces the abnormal right ventricular pressure response during exercise in adolescent and adult patients with specific types of congenital heart defects.

Condition Intervention
Congenital Heart Disease Drug: sildenafil citrate

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Pulmonary Hypertension in Adolescents and Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

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Further study details as provided by Oslo University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Right ventricular pressure as measured by max velocity of tricuspid valve regurgitation [ Time Frame: baseline and max exercise ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • DLco (lung diffusion test) [ Time Frame: baseline and max exercise ]
  • cardiac output [ Time Frame: baseline and max exercise ]

Estimated Enrollment: 15
Study Start Date: September 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: sildenafil citrate
    capsule of 50 mg , 90 minutes before exercise study
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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 25 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Exercise right ventricular systolic pressure of 45 mm Hg or above.
  • Operated for atrial septal defect or ventricular septal defect or minimal defect not operated or minimal residual defect.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Acute infectious/febrile illness,
  • Significant mental or physical disability preventing reliable exercise testing
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00772135

Contact: Erik Thaulow, professor Dr Med +47 23074537
Contact: Henrik Holmstrom, dr med +47 23074541

Rikshospitalet University Hospital Recruiting
Oslo, Norway, 0027
Contact: Henrik Brun, MD    +4723074554   
Contact: per morten fredriksen, dr scient    +4723072277   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oslo University Hospital
Norwegian Foundation for Health and Rehabilitation
  More Information

Responsible Party: Steinar Johansen, Foreningen for Hjertesyke Barn Identifier: NCT00772135     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RH 2008 HR 2006 / 2 / 0012 TM
2006 / 2 / 0012
Study First Received: October 14, 2008
Last Updated: October 14, 2008

Keywords provided by Oslo University Hospital:
pulmonary hypertension
congenital heart defects
phosphodiesterase inhibitors
Exercise induced pulmonary arterial hypertensive response in congenital heart disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Diseases
Hypertension, Pulmonary
Heart Defects, Congenital
Cardiovascular Diseases
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Cardiovascular Abnormalities
Congenital Abnormalities
Sildenafil Citrate
Vasodilator Agents
Phosphodiesterase 5 Inhibitors
Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Urological Agents processed this record on August 17, 2017