Effect of Preoperative Recombinant Human Erythropoietin on Transfusion Risk in Valvular Heart Surgery

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 15, 2009
Last Update Posted : October 7, 2010
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Yonsei University

Brief Summary:
The administration of rhEPO on the one day before cardiac surgery will be effective to decrease the bleeding due to the surgery.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cardiac Surgery Drug: rhEPO Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 74 participants
Study Start Date : April 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Heart Surgery
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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Venoferrum Drug: rhEPO
recombinant human erythropoietin(rhEPO)
Placebo Comparator: saline Drug: rhEPO
recombinant human erythropoietin(rhEPO)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The 90 patients who are planned to have the heart surgery during this study period.(minimum age 20)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Uncontrolled hypertension(diastolic blood pressure(DBP)>100 mmHg), Hct > 45%, Plt. count)>450,000
  • There are no history of seizure, thrombus, cancer, acute hepatitis, alcoholism, peripheral blood vessel disease, pure red blood cell dysfunction, liver function failure, chronic multiple arthritis.
  • No pregnancy, acute hyper parathyroidism.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00939978

Korea, Republic of
Severance hospital
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 120-752
Sponsors and Collaborators
Yonsei University

Responsible Party: Young-Lan Kwak/Professor, Severance Hospital Identifier: NCT00939978     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4-2008-0427
First Posted: July 15, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 7, 2010
Last Verified: October 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Epoetin Alfa