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Premature Aging and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: an Increased Risk of Cardiomyopathy? (R2D2)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hospices Civils de Lyon Identifier:
First received: February 16, 2012
Last updated: August 2, 2017
Last verified: August 2017

The potential clinical implications of this study are to optimise the selection of a population at risk for developing a diabetic cardiomyopathy among diabetic patients in order to develop early therapeutic strategies to prevent the left ventricular remodelling.

Therefore, the originality of this project is to hypothesize that :

  • Diabetes mellitus is often associated with a premature aging syndrome
  • Cellular senescence may potentiate the mechanisms that are involved in decreasing myocardial contractility in DM and,
  • DM associated to premature aging may increase the risk of developing a cardiomyopathy Thus, the modulation of telomerase activity and the control of telomere length, together with the attenuation of the formation of reactive oxygen species, might represent important new targets in order to develop therapeutic tools in prevention of diabetic cardiomyopathy.

Condition Intervention
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Other: Cardiac RMI Other: Analysis telomere Other: Stress test Other: echocardiography

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Premature Aging and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: an Increased Risk of Cardiomyopathy?

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Further study details as provided by Hospices Civils de Lyon:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Telomere shortening [ Time Frame: 36 months ]
    Investigate whether biomarkers for senescence determined from blood samples, including telomere shortening and telomerase activity in diabetic patients have an impact of left ventricular remodelling as compared with age-matched controls and biological aged control subjects.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Dysfunction by speckle tracking imaging [ Time Frame: 36 months ]
    Study the incidence of subtle regional myocardial dysfunction by speckle tracking imaging (longitudinal and radial systolic strain)

  • Determine the predictive value of alteration [ Time Frame: 36 months ]
    Determine the predictive value of alteration : Proteinuria, glycosylated haemoglobin, diabetes mellitus duration, blood pressure, BNP dosage, MRI diagnoses

  • Cardiovascular events [ Time Frame: 36 months ]
    Investigate the predictive value of all those factors( telomere shortening, telomerase activity, echo abnormalities) on cardiovascular events including MI, HF, arrhythmia; ACV

Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: April 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2014
Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Other: Cardiac RMI
Cardiac RMI
Other: Analysis telomere
Analysis telomere
Other: Stress test
Stress test
Other: echocardiography


Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Type 2 Diabetes mellitus
  • 40 < Age < 55 years old
  • oral antidiabetic or insulin treatment
  • No symptoms
  • Sinus rhythm
  • no sign or history of heart disease
  • LVEF > 55%
  • Absence of regional left ventricular motion abnormalities.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • absence of sinus rhythm,
  • silent ischemia defined as positive exercise test or positive stress echocardiography,
  • history of cardiomyopathy or CAD,
  • valvular heart disease hemodynamically significant,
  • severe renal insufficiency defined as creatinine clearance < 30 mL/min,
  • echocardiographic images unsuitable for quantification,
  • type 1 diabetes mellitus,
  • Important diabetes mellitus imbalance defined as glycated hemoglobin > 9% or glycemia > 3g/L uncontrolled hypertension (> 180/100 mmHg).
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01536808

Laboratoire d'échocardiographie
Bron, France, 69500
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospices Civils de Lyon
Principal Investigator: Geneviève Dérumeaux, MD Hospices Civils de Lyon - Hôpital Louis Pradel
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hospices Civils de Lyon Identifier: NCT01536808     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008.506
Study First Received: February 16, 2012
Last Updated: August 2, 2017

Keywords provided by Hospices Civils de Lyon:
Diabetes mellitus
accelerated aging
cellular senescence
diabetic cardiomyopathy
strain imaging
strain rate imaging,

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Aging, Premature
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
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