The Role of R-Alpha Lipoic Acid in the Treatment of Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified May 2013 by Oregon State University
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Oregon Health and Science University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Oregon State University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00764270
First received: October 1, 2008
Last updated: May 17, 2013
Last verified: May 2013

October 1, 2008
May 17, 2013
August 2011
June 2014   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
hs-CRP [ Time Frame: 12,20 & 32 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00764270 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
8-lso-PGF2a [ Time Frame: 12, 20 & 32 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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The Role of R-Alpha Lipoic Acid in the Treatment of Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease
The Role of R-alpha Lipoic Acid in Treatment of Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease

The purpose of this study is to see if a dietary supplement, R-alpha lipoic acid, is able to reduce risk factors in people with documented heart disease and increased levels of inflammation.

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Interventional
Phase 2
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Atherosclerosis
Dietary Supplement: Crossover of R-alpha lipoic acid and placebo
300 mg R-alpha lipoic acid or placebo twice daily for 12 weeks, followed by a washout period of 12 weeks, followed by another treatment phase of placebo or 300 mg R-alpha-lipoic acid for 12 weeks
Lipoic acid crossover with placebo
All participants take lipoic acid and placebo in a crossover design with a washout period.
Intervention: Dietary Supplement: Crossover of R-alpha lipoic acid and placebo
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Recruiting
50
June 2014
June 2014   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Documented congestive heart disease (CHD)(defined as at least one significant coronary stenosis > 50% on angiography, or history of documented myocardial infarction)
  • Not diagnosed with unstable angina, uncontrolled hypertension, heart failure, recent myocardial infarction (within last six months)
  • Not taking insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents, anti-inflammatory drugs other than aspirin, or hormone replacement therapy
  • On stable doses for four weeks prior to entry of lipid-lowering therapy (statins), aspirin, and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or other blood pressure medications. P
  • No tobacco use within 3 months of the study
  • No laboratory evidence of renal, hepatic, or hematological abnormalities
  • Not currently taking vitamin or antioxidant supplements, including R-alpha lipoic acid, except standard multivitamin/mineral supplements containing not more than the Daily Value (DV) of the vitamins and minerals;
  • Elevated levels of urinary and plasma F2-isoprostanes
  • Elevated plasma levels of hs-CRP
Both
50 Years to 70 Years
No
Contact: Jon Purnell, MD 503-494-1056 purnellj@ohsu.edu
United States
 
NCT00764270
AT002034-2, 5P01AT002034
Yes
Oregon State University
Oregon State University
  • Oregon Health and Science University
  • National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
Principal Investigator: Balz Frei, PhD Oregon State University
Oregon State University
May 2013

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