A Clinical Trial for People HIV+ Age > 50 at Risk for Heart Disease
This research study is to see whether blood vessel function, an early sign of heart disease, improves in HIV-infected men and women who take telmisartan for 12 weeks. The investigators will be looking at how a blood vessel in the arm, called the brachial artery, changes in response to stress before and after taking telmisartan. To determine how well the blood vessel functions, the investigators will be using an ultrasound machine.
Telmisartan is not an HIV medication. It is an FDA-approved medication designed to treat blood pressure, but has been shown to improve blood vessel function in HIV-negative people with and without high blood pressure. Telmisartan is made by Boehringer Ingelheim, and this trial is sponsored by The Campbell Foundation.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Telmisartan and Flow-Mediated Dilatation in Older HIV-Infected Patients at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease|
- 6-week Change in Diameter and Flow Mediated Dilatation (FMD) of the Brachial Artery With Telmisartan Therapy [ Time Frame: 6 weeks (after baseline) ]Flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) testing of the brachial artery was performed for all participants on Telmisartan treatment at baseline and 6 weeks.
- 6-week Change in Maximum Relative Flow Mediated Dilatation (FMD) of the Brachial Artery With Telmisartan Therapy [ Time Frame: 6 weeks (after baseline) ]Flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) testing of the brachial artery was performed for all participants on Telmisartan treatment at baseline and 6 weeks.
|Study Start Date:||August 2012|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2013|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
80mg tablets po daily for 6 weeks
Other Name: Micardis
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01578772
|United States, California|
|UCLA CARE Center|
|Los Angeles, California, United States, 90035|
|Principal Investigator:||Jordan E. Lake, MD||University of California, Los Angeles|