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Compare the Effect of Aliskiren Plus Valsartan Versus Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor (ACEi) Plus Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ARB) [Ramipril Plus Telmisartan] on the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System (RAAS) in Hypertensive Patients

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00939588
First Posted: July 15, 2009
Last Update Posted: November 18, 2016
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Information provided by:
Novartis
  Purpose
This study is designed as a mechanistic study to compare the effect of two different combinations of anti-hypertensive treatments (aliskiren and valsartan vs. telmisartan and ramipril) on the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) in patients with moderate hypertension.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hypertension Drug: Aliskiren/ Valsartan Drug: Telmisartan/ Ramipril Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: An 8 Week, Double-blind, Randomized, Parallel-group Study to Compare the Effect of Aliskiren 300mg + Valsartan 320mg vs. Telmisartan 80mg + Ramipril 10mg on Biomarkers of the Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone System in Moderate Hypertension

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Compare the effects of aliskiren + valsartan vs ramipril + telmisartan on 24-hour urinary aldosterone [ Time Frame: 56 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Compare the effects of aliskiren + valsartan vs ramipril + telmisartan on Plasma Renin Activity (PRA)and angiotensin II [ Time Frame: 56 days ]
  • Compare the effects of aliskiren + valsartan vs ramipril + telmisartan on mean sitting systolic and diastolic blood pressure [ Time Frame: 56 days ]
  • Assess safety and tolerability of aliskiren + valsartan and ramipril + telmisartan [ Time Frame: 56 days ]

Enrollment: 88
Study Start Date: July 2009
Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Aliskiren and Valsartan Drug: Aliskiren/ Valsartan
Active Comparator: Telmisartan and Ramipril Drug: Telmisartan/ Ramipril

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males or females of non-childbearing potential, 18 to 65 years of age with moderate hypertension
  • Patients who are eligible and able to participate in the study

Exclusion criteria:

  • Severe hypertension or secondary form of hypertension.
  • Serum potassium > 5.1 mEq/L (mmol/L)
  • Heart failure
  • Any history of hypertensive encephalopathy or cerebrovascular accident; any history of TIA, myocardial infarction, coronary bypass surgery or percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Uncontrolled or life-threatening arrythmia

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00939588


Locations
Russian Federation
Novartis Investigative Site
Moscow, Russian Federation
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Investigators
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: External Affairs, Novartis Pharmaceuticals
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00939588     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CSPV100A2225
First Submitted: July 9, 2009
First Posted: July 15, 2009
Last Update Posted: November 18, 2016
Last Verified: November 2016

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Aliskiren,
hypertension,
renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypertension
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Telmisartan
Valsartan
Ramipril
Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
Antihypertensive Agents
Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Blockers
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Protease Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors