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Eisenmenger's Syndrome in Adults With CHD

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified May 2007 by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Identifier:
First received: December 19, 2005
Last updated: March 14, 2012
Last verified: May 2007

Review the outcome of treatment with endothelin receptor antagonists (bosentan or sitaxsetan) alone or in combination with Sildenafil (a PDE-5 inhibitor) in adult patients with pulmonary hypertension due to congenital heart disease.

Congenital Disorders

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Treatment of Eisenmenger's Syndrome in Adults With Congenital Heart Disease With Pulmonary Arterial Vasodilators

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Further study details as provided by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta:

Estimated Enrollment: 70
Study Start Date: January 1996
Detailed Description:

The primary objective of this study is to examine medical records of patients with Eisenmenger's Syndrome in order to determine the effect of endothelin receptor antagonists, alone or in combination, with Sildenafil, on symptoms of pulmonary hypertension. This review will be conducted on Standard of Care procedures such as New York Heart Association (NYHA) classification, six-minute walk exercise capacity, pulmonary pressures and oxygens saturations. Pulmonary pressures determined by echo or cardiac catheterization will be analyzed where available. We hypothesize that patients with congenital heart defects who develop ES will have an improved six-minute walk distance, improved pulmonary arterial pressures and improved oxygenation after treatment with endothelin receptor antagonists and other pulmonary vasodilators.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Congenital heart disease (unoperated, palliated or repaired) Eisenmenger's syndrome Age 18 to 80


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Congenital heart disease (unoperated, palliated or repaired) Eisenmenger's syndrome Age 18 to 80

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Those who do not meet inclusion criteria
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00266903

United States, Georgia
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Principal Investigator: Wendy M. Book, MD Emory University SOM
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Identifier: NCT00266903     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 05-118
Study First Received: December 19, 2005
Last Updated: March 14, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta:
congenital heart disease
Eisenmenger's Syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Eisenmenger Complex
Cardiovascular Abnormalities
Cardiovascular Diseases
Congenital Abnormalities
Heart Defects, Congenital
Heart Diseases
Pathologic Processes processed this record on November 25, 2014