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The Hemodynamic Response to Prolonged Dobutamine Infusion

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Verified June 2011 by Hadassah Medical Organization
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First received: January 5, 2010
Last updated: July 3, 2011
Last verified: June 2011

A decrease in the response of beta 1 adrenergic receptors to agonists (desensitization) is thought to play a major role in the pathogenesis of diseases such as congestive heart failure. However, currently, there is no in vivo model that will enable us to measure desensitization of the hemodynamic responses to beta 1 adrenergic receptors in vivo.

Our hypothesis is that constant 3 hours intravenous infusion of the selective beta1 adrenergic receptor agonist dobutamine will result in gradual decline in hemodynamic responses to dobutamine over time.

Condition Intervention Phase
Healthy Heart Failure Drug: 3 hours intravenous dobutamine Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Heart rate [ Time Frame: 3 hours ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Systolic blood pressure [ Time Frame: 3 hours ]

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: January 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Intravenous dobutamine
3 hours infusion of dobutamine
Drug: 3 hours intravenous dobutamine
Intravenous dobutamine will be infused during 3 hours. At the first and last 0.5 hors of infusion dose will be increased gradually, while in the middle 2 hours dose will remain constant.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • healthy subjects

Exclusion Criteria:

  • consumption of any medications during the 2 weeks prior to the study
  • history of chest pain or tachycardia
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01042873

Hadassah University Hospital Recruiting
Jerusalem, Israel, 91120
Contact: Mordechai Muszkat, MD    972-2-6777335   
Principal Investigator: Mordechai Muszkat, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
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Responsible Party: Mordechai Muszkat, MD, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center Identifier: NCT01042873     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0355-09-HMO-CTIL
0355-09-HMO ( Other Identifier: HadassahMO )
Study First Received: January 5, 2010
Last Updated: July 3, 2011

Keywords provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:
beta adrenergic receptors
Healthy subjects

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Cardiotonic Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Adrenergic beta-1 Receptor Agonists
Adrenergic beta-Agonists
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
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