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An Open-Label Study of Vascazen in Cardiac Rehab Patients With Deficient Blood Omega-3 Fatty Acid Levels (CARE)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02052986
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2014 by Brian S. Marino, DO, New York Hospital Queens.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : February 3, 2014
Last Update Posted : February 3, 2014
NYHQ Cardiac Health Center
Pivotal Therapeutics
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Brian S. Marino, DO, New York Hospital Queens

Brief Summary:
The investigators aim to test the hypothesis that dietary supplementation with VASCAZEN will correct omega-3 deficiency in cardiac rehab patients and improve biochemical risk factors.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Dyslipidemia Other: VASCAZEN Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2015

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Vascazen
Enrolled patients will receive four capsules daily of VASCAZEN (a 3.0 gram daily dose of EPA+DHA) for a total of 12 weeks.
All enrolled subjects will receive 4 capsules daily of VASCAZEN which delivers 3.0 grams of EPA and DHA

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in sum of Omega-Score and Omega-Index [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    Change in the sum of the subject's blood Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) + Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) + Docosapentaenoic acid (DPA) levels (Omega-Score) and the change in the sum of the subject's red blood cell (RBC) EPA + DHA levels (Omega-Index) over 12 weeks of study treatment with Vascazen

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in patient health questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) depression scale [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    Change in patient health questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) depression scale after 12 weeks of study treatment

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Change in Omega-3 Score and Omega-3 Index [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 weeks, 12 weeks ]
  2. Change in high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 weeks, 12 weeks ]
  3. Change in blood levels of total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high density lipoprotein (HDL), very-low density lipoprotein (VLDL) cholesterol and their subfractions (particle size) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 weeks, 12 weeks ]
  4. Change in blood level of Triglycerides [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 weeks, 12 weeks ]
  5. Change in fasting plasma glucose [ Time Frame: Baseline,12 weeks ]
  6. Change in blood glucose and insulin measurements following administration of oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 12 weeks ]
  7. Change in glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) [ Time Frame: Baseline,12 weeks ]
  8. Change in Lipoprotein associated Phospholipase (Lp-PLA2) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 weeks, 12 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult subjects (> or = 18 years of age)
  • Enrolled in Cardiac Rehabilitation clinic with documented cardiovascular disease as assessed by the principle investigator
  • Has had cardiovascular examination within the past 2 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects who refuse to provide written consent
  • Subjects with medical conditions, as determined by the principal investigator, which prevented them from study participation
  • Subjects with a known bleeding or clotting disorder
  • Subjects with known allergies to fish
  • Subjects with an implantable cardiac defibrillator
  • Subjects with a heart transplant
  • Female subjects who are currently taking hormone replacement therapy
  • Subjects who are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant
  • Subjects currently taking Omega-3 fatty acid supplements (either under medical supervision or self-administered)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02052986

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Contact: Brian S Marino, DO 814-404-4169
Contact: Donna Cheslik, RN, MSN 718-670-1695

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United States, New York
The NYHQ Cardiac Health Center
Fresh Meadows, New York, United States, 11365
Contact: Brian Marino, DO    814-404-4169   
Sub-Investigator: Todd Kerwin, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Barbara Pistone, RD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
New York Hospital Queens
NYHQ Cardiac Health Center
Pivotal Therapeutics
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Principal Investigator: Brian S Marino, DO New York Hospital Queens
Additional Information:
WebMD  This link exits the site

Derosa G (2011) Effects of n-3 PUFA on Insulin Resistance After an Oral Fat Load. European Journal of Lipid Science. 113: (8) 950-960

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Responsible Party: Brian S. Marino, DO, Physician, New York Hospital Queens Identifier: NCT02052986    
Other Study ID Numbers: VCT-01
First Posted: February 3, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 3, 2014
Last Verified: January 2014
Keywords provided by Brian S. Marino, DO, New York Hospital Queens:
Fatty Acids, Omega-3
Omega-3 fatty acids
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
Docosapentaenoic acid (DPA)
Omega Index
Omega Score
Cardiac Rehab
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases