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Pilot Placebo Controlled Study With Lovaza in Cardiovascular Disease

This study has been completed.
The Campbell Foundation
Case Western Reserve University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Grace McComsey, University Hospital Case Medical Center Identifier:
First received: October 22, 2009
Last updated: December 18, 2014
Last verified: December 2014
Several studies have shown that there is an increased risk of heart disease in people with HIV. In this study the investigators are looking at the effect of Lovaza (Omega-3 fatty acid) on improving endothelial function and decreasing inflammation which may contribute to this increased risk. The investigators will also be doing studies to analyze coagulation and inflammation markers.

Condition Intervention Phase
HIV Infections
Heart Disease
Drug: Lovaza
Drug: Placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Official Title: Prospective Randomized Placebo Controlled Trial of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in HIV Infected Subjects to Modulate Cardiovascular Risk

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Flow Mediated Dilation (FMD) of the Brachial Artery [ Time Frame: baseline and week 24 ]
    Flow mediated dilation (FMD) of the brachial artery measured by ultrasound is a measure of endothelium dependent endothelial cell function. FMD is expressed as a percent change from baseline brachial artery diameter to brachial artery diameter after reactive hyperemia.

Enrollment: 35
Study Start Date: April 2009
Study Completion Date: June 2010
Primary Completion Date: March 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Lovaza
Lovaza 1 gram by mouth twice a day for 24 weeks.
Drug: Lovaza
Lovaza one gram twice a day for 24 weeks
Other Name: Omega-3 fatty acid
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo capsule by mouth twice a day x 24 weeks.
Drug: Placebo


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • HIV+
  • Ages 18-70
  • HIV-1 RNA <400 copies/ml.
  • On stable ART (antiretroviral therapy) regimen for 12 weeks with no intent of modifying regimen, and cumulative ART before study entry of 12 mos.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Active infection
  • Inflammation or malignancy
  • Uncontrolled diabetes or hypothyroidism
  • LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol >160 and triglyceride levels >750
  • Framingham risk score <6.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01001767

United States, Ohio
University Hospitals of Cleveland Case Medical Center
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
The Campbell Foundation
Case Western Reserve University
Principal Investigator: Grace McComsey, MD University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Grace McComsey, Principal Investigator, University Hospital Case Medical Center Identifier: NCT01001767     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AIDS 10-08-24
Study First Received: October 22, 2009
Results First Received: March 12, 2012
Last Updated: December 18, 2014

Keywords provided by University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center:
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Heart Disease
Treatment experienced

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Heart Diseases
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on May 23, 2017