Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide Combination vs Amlodipine in Patients With Hypertension, Diabetes, and Albuminuria.
The purpose of this study is assess if treatment with valsartan and a diuretic, hydrochlorothiazide, has beneficial effects in people with high blood pressure, diabetes, and albuminuria (protein in the urine) compared with amlodipine. In particular, the study will assess whether the treatment will decrease the stiffness of the blood vessels.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A 24-week Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Valsartan in Combination With Hydrochlorothiazide Versus Amlodipine on Arterial Compliance in Patients With Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes and Albuminuria|
- Blood measures of hypertension after 24 weeks
- Blood measures of hypertension in arterial system after 24 weeks
- Change in protein excretion rate after 24 weeks
- Change in serum markers of endothelial function and oxidative stress after 24 weeks
|Study Start Date:||March 2003|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2006|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|