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Effects of Atorvastatin on Blood Pressure and Urinary Albumin Excretion

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: NCT01126684
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 20, 2010
Last Update Posted : May 20, 2010
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Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki

Brief Summary:
To evaluate the possible effects of atorvastatin on ambulatory blood pressure, urinary albumin excretion, insulin resistance and arterial stiffness in hypertensive patients, beyond those on lipid profile. Glycemic parameters, "novel" cardiovascular risk factors and safety parameters will be also evaluated.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hypertension Hypercholesterolemia Drug: Atorvastatin Drug: Placebo Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : June 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2009

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Atorvastatin Drug: Atorvastatin
10 mg of atorvastatin once daily for six months

Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo
placebo once daily for six months

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Ambulatory blood pressure [ Time Frame: Six months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Urinary Albumin Excretion [ Time Frame: Six months ]
  2. Insulin Sensitivity [ Time Frame: Six months ]
  3. Arterial Stiffness [ Time Frame: Six months ]
  4. Urinary levels of nephrin [ Time Frame: Six months ]
  5. Urinary levels of podocalyxin [ Time Frame: Six months ]
  6. Urinary levels of Endothelin-1 [ Time Frame: Six months ]
  7. Urinary levels of Asymmetric Dimethylarginine [ Time Frame: Six months ]
  8. Urinary levels of indices of oxidative stress [ Time Frame: Six months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • LDL-C>130 or >160 mg/dL (depending on the total risk according to the most recent recommendations25).
  • no previous hypolipidemic medication
  • ability to provide Informed Consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnancy or lactation
  • myocardial infarction or unstable angina within the past 6 months
  • heart failure NYHA class III-IV
  • renal disease (SCr>3 mg/dL or proteinuria>3g/d)
  • liver disease
  • history of malignancy
  • history of drug or alcohol abuse
  • treatment with corticosteroids
  • any other condition with poor prognosis
  • inability to provide Informed Consent.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01126684

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AHEPA University Hospital of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki, Greece, 54636
Sponsors and Collaborators
Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki
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Principal Investigator: Anastasios Lasaridis, MD, PhD Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Lasaridis Anastasios, Professor of Internal Medicine and Nephrology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Identifier: NCT01126684    
Other Study ID Numbers: STAY
First Posted: May 20, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 20, 2010
Last Verified: April 2010
Keywords provided by Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki:
essential hypertension
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Essential Hypertension
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors