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Esmolol or Nitroglycerin Infusion for Blood Pressure Control Prior to Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB) in Cardiac Surgery

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Richard Applegate, Loma Linda University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01212874
First received: September 23, 2010
Last updated: July 6, 2016
Last verified: July 2016
Results First Received: April 5, 2016  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: None (Open Label);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Hypertension
Interventions: Drug: nitroglycerin
Drug: esmolol

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Recruitment Details
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Pre-Assignment Details
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Esmolol esmolol: esmolol will be administered by infusion following a step up / step down protocol to control hypertension.
Nitroglycerin nitroglycerin: nitroglycerin administered as an infusion following a step up/step down protocol to treat hypertension in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Esmolol   Nitroglycerin
STARTED   35   35 
Received Allocated Intervention   13   12 
COMPLETED   13   12 
NOT COMPLETED   22   23 



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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Nitroglycerin

nitroglycerin infusion titrated to control hypertension from anesthesia induction to initiation of cardiopulmonary bypass

nitroglycerin: nitroglycerin administered as an infusion following a step up/step down protocol to treat hypertension in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

Esmolol

esmolol infusion titrated to control hypertension from anesthesia induction to initiation of cardiopulmonary bypass

esmolol: esmolol will be administered by infusion following a step up / step down protocol to control hypertension.

Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
   Nitroglycerin   Esmolol   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 35   35   70 
Age 
[Units: Participants]
     
<=18 years   0   0   0 
Between 18 and 65 years   23   19   42 
>=65 years   12   16   28 
Age 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 61.4  (11.6)   61.6  (13.2)   61.5  (12.4) 
Gender 
[Units: Participants]
     
Female   10   10   20 
Male   25   25   50 
Region of Enrollment 
[Units: Participants]
     
United States   35   35   70 
Body mass index kg/m^2 
[Units: Kg/m2]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 29.8  (5.6)   29.5  (7.7)   29.6  (6.7) 


  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Diastolic Blood Pressure Excursions Beyond Predetermined Lower Limits, Normalized Per Hour   [ Time Frame: Participation could last up to 2 weeks, representing the day of surgery until discharge from the hospital. ]

2.  Secondary:   Title: Systolic Hypertension   [ Time Frame: Duration: during infusion of study drug ]


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  Limitations and Caveats
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Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
Only 25 of 70 patients received the assigned intervention. Individualized BP ranges based on day of surgery measurement likely decreased treatment.


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Certain Agreements:  
Principal Investigators are NOT employed by the organization sponsoring the study.
There is NOT an agreement between Principal Investigators and the Sponsor (or its agents) that restricts the PI's rights to discuss or publish trial results after the trial is completed.


Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Patricia Moore
Organization: Loma Linda University Anesthesiology
phone: 1-909-558-4475
e-mail: pamoore@llu.edu



Responsible Party: Richard Applegate, Loma Linda University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01212874     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 5100218
Study First Received: September 23, 2010
Results First Received: April 5, 2016
Last Updated: July 6, 2016