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To Find Out Whether Valsartan With or Without Other Blood Pressure Medications Would Improve the Ability of the Heart to Fill and Empty, and the Ability of the Heart Muscle to Relax Adequately in People With High Blood Pressure.

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: NCT00170924
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted : November 8, 2011
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Brief Summary:

Patients who have had high blood pressure for a long time may have diastolic dysfunction. Diastolic Dysfunction is when your heart has difficulty filling and emptying, and relaxing adequately.

This study is to find out if Valsartan) will improve the ability of the heart to fill, empty, and relax appropriately when given alone or with other medicines to treat high blood pressure.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diastolic Dysfunction Hypertension Drug: Valsartan Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 317 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-center, Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Double-blind Study to Evaluate the Effect of the Angiotensin II Antagonist Valsartan on Diastolic Function in Patients With Hypertension and Diastolic Dysfunction
Study Start Date : August 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2006

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Drug Information available for: Valsartan

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from baseline in diastolic heart function at 38 weeks, measured by echocardiogram

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from baseline in the wall thickness of left heart ventricle after 38 weeks
  2. Change from baseline in the size (mass) left heart ventricle after 38 weeks
  3. Change from baseline in heart function after 38 weeks
  4. Change from baseline in circulating marker of ventricular function after 38 weeks
  5. Change from baseline in circulating marker of inflammation

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Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis/History of high blood pressure
  • Male or Female age 45 years or older

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of stroke, transient ischemic attack or heart attack within the last 6 months
  • A hospital admission for congestive heart failure within the last year
  • Use of certain high blood pressure medications such as ACE inhibitors, Angiotensin Receptor Blockers or aldosterone antagonists or other agents that may work in the same pathway (RAAS) as valsartan within the past 3 months.

Other protocol-defined exclusion criteria may apply.

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00170924

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United States, New Jersey
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
East Hanover, New Jersey, United States, 07936
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Novartis Identifier: NCT00170924    
Other Study ID Numbers: CVAL489AUS52
First Posted: September 15, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 8, 2011
Last Verified: November 2011
Keywords provided by Novartis:
Hypertension, High Blood Pressure, Diastolic Dysfunction,
Heart Disease
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Antihypertensive Agents
Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Blockers
Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action