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Effect of Remote Ischemia Preconditioning on Myocardial Injury in Patients Undergoing Heart Valve Surgery

This study has been completed.
Guangzhou First People's Hospital
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Sun Yat-sen University Identifier:
First received: August 3, 2010
Last updated: July 20, 2011
Last verified: July 2010
Remote ischaemic preconditioning has shown its cardiac protective effect during heart surgery including coronary artery bypass graft surgery, congenital heart disease and aneurysm. However, no data was reported on heart valve disease surgery. Rheumatic heart disease is one of the major heart diseases requiring surgery in China. Thus, the investigators chose heart valve disease as a focus to see whether remote ischaemic preconditioning also has cardiac protective effect during heart valve surgery.

Condition Intervention
Heart Valve Diseases Procedure: remote ischaemic preconditioning

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effect of Remote Ischemia Preconditioning on Myocardial Injury in Patients Undergoing Heart Valve Surgery

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Further study details as provided by Sun Yat-sen University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • plasma troponin I level [ Time Frame: with 7 days after surgery ]
    The investigators will measure the plasma troponin I level in several time points before and after surgery in each patient.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • serum creatinine [ Time Frame: within 7 days after surgery ]

Enrollment: 73
Study Start Date: December 2007
Study Completion Date: June 2011
Primary Completion Date: March 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: treatment
remote ischaemic preconditioning
Procedure: remote ischaemic preconditioning
Remote ischaemic preconditioning consisted of three 5-min cycles of right upper arm ischaemia, which was induced by an automated cuff -inflator placed on the right upper arm and inflated to 200 mm Hg, with an intervening 5 min of reperfusion during which the cuff was deflated. There was a 5- to 10-min interval between completion of the remote ischaemic preconditioning protocol and initiation of bypass.Control patients had a deflated cuff placed on the right upper arm for 30 min.
No Intervention: untreated


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All heart valve diseases needing heart valve surgery.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • All four limbs existed ischemic condition
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01175681

China, Guangdong
Guangzhou First Municipal People's Hospital
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, 510180
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sun Yat-sen University
Guangzhou First People's Hospital
Principal Investigator: Jing-song Ou, MD,PhD The Frist Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University
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Additional Information:
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Jing-song Ou/ professor, The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University. Identifier: NCT01175681     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ischemia
Study First Received: August 3, 2010
Last Updated: July 20, 2011

Keywords provided by Sun Yat-sen University:
rheumatic heart disease
degenerated heart valve disease
heart valve prolapse

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Valve Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on August 21, 2017