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Effects of Antihypertensive Treatment in HIV Infected Patients: Candesartan Versus Lercanidipine

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified November 2007 by Università degli Studi dell'Insubria.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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Università degli Studi dell'Insubria Identifier:
First received: November 26, 2007
Last updated: December 5, 2007
Last verified: November 2007
Human immunodeficiency virus infection and highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease: a wide range of alterations in lipid and glucose metabolism has been increasingly recognized in HIV patients treated with HAART. Few data are available on the effects of antihypertensive treatment on cardiac morpho-functional characteristics and metabolic parameters in HIV patients. Aim of the study is to assess the effects of chronic therapy with angiotensin receptor blocker(candesartan)or calcium channel blocker (lercanidipine)on metabolic profile and cardiac remodelling in HIV hypertensive patients.

Condition Intervention Phase
HIV Infections Hypertension Drug: candesartan Drug: lercanidipine Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Antihypertensive Treatment on Cardiac Remodelling and Metabolic Profile in HIV Infected Patients: Randomized Longitudinal Study With Candesartan Versus Lercanidipine

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Further study details as provided by Università degli Studi dell'Insubria:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • morpho-functional left ventricle characteristics [ Time Frame: one year ]
  • metabolic profile [ Time Frame: one year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • systolic and diastolic blood pressure [ Time Frame: one year ]

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: September 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2009
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
candesartan 8-16 mg once daily
Drug: candesartan
tablet 8-16 mg once daily, one year
Active Comparator: 2
lercanidipine 10-20 mg once daily
Drug: lercanidipine
tablets 10-20 mg once daily, one year


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • HIV infection
  • office blood pressure > 140/90 mmHg
  • no antihypertensive treatment
  • good quality echocardiogram

Exclusion Criteria:

  • cardiovascular diseases
  • hypothyroidism
  • diabetes
  • secondary hypertension
  • hepatic and renal failure
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00564057

Contact: anna maria grandi, MD +39 0332 278403

University of Insubria, Department of Clinical Medicine Recruiting
Varese, Italy, 21100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
Study Chair: anna maria grandi, MD University of Insubria, Varese, ITALY
Principal Investigator: paolo grossi, MD University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
Principal Investigator: andrea maria maresca, MD University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
Principal Investigator: eleonora nicolini, MD University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
Principal Investigator: massimo giola, MD University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00564057     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 44758
Study First Received: November 26, 2007
Last Updated: December 5, 2007

Keywords provided by Università degli Studi dell'Insubria:
blood pressure
left ventricle
metabolic profile
treatment experienced

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Candesartan cilexetil
Antihypertensive Agents
Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Blockers
Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Calcium Channel Blockers
Membrane Transport Modulators processed this record on September 21, 2017