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.
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.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
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|
- Change from baseline in diastolic heart function at 38 weeks, measured by echocardiogram
- Change from baseline in the wall thickness of left heart ventricle after 38 weeks
- Change from baseline in the size (mass) left heart ventricle after 38 weeks
- Change from baseline in heart function after 38 weeks
- Change from baseline in circulating marker of ventricular function after 38 weeks
- Change from baseline in circulating marker of inflammation
|Study Start Date:||August 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2006|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|United States, New Jersey|
|East Hanover, New Jersey, United States, 07936|
|Study Director:||Novartis Pharmaceuticals||Novartis Pharmaceuticals|