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Assessment of Asymptomatic Heart Disease in Children With HIV

The recruitment status of this study is unknown.

Verified January 2007

Hadassah Medical Organization

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First received: January 23, 2007
Last updated: January 31, 2007
Last Verified: January 2007
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The purpose of this study is to perform cardiac evaluation in HIV-1 (predominantly clade C)infected children by history, physical examination, echocardiogram and plasma N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (N-BNP)measurement in order to determine asymptomatic abnormalities.

Condition Intervention
HIV Infections

Procedure : echocardiography and blood test

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Evaluation of the Cardiac Complications in Congenitally HIV-1 Infected Children in Israel by the Echocardiography and Measurement of N-Terminal Pro-B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (N-BNP).

Further study details as provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:

Study Start Date: January 2007

Detailed Description:

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection affects nearly 40 million adults and children worldwide. Recently introduced new antiviral drugs have significantly improved survival of patients with HIV infection. As mortality declines, morbidity becomes a concern. Heart disease is present in 20% of children and adults with HIV. The cardiac diseases include left ventricular dysfunction, hypertrophy and dilation, pericardial effusion and intracardiac masses. Cardiac disease is an independent risk factor for death in these children. The reported two-year survival of children with congestive heart failure is zero compared to 17% when no heart failure is present. It is thus indicated to perform periodic cardiac examinations in these patients, and early recognition of cardiac disease is paramount.
In addition to the traditional tools to assess cardiac status which include history, physical examination, ECG, chest X-ray and echocardiography, we propose to check biochemical markers. Brain natriuretic peptide has been shown to be a very sensitive marker for symptomatic and asymptomatic cardiac dysfunction, prognosis, severity of the disease and response to therapy in adults. Troponin-T is a very good marker for cardiac ischemia. Recently, we have found troponin-T to be a good marker for acute cardiac insult in infants and children.
The aim of this study is to perform screening of children with HIV predominantly clade C for cardiac disease using the above mentioned means.



Ages Eligible for Study: Child, Adult, Senior  
Sexes Eligible for Study: All  
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No  


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Infants and children congenitally infected with HIV-1

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00426374


Contact:   Diana Averbuch, MD 972-50-7874940
Contact:   Hadas Lemberg, PhD 00 972 2 6777572


Hadassah University Hospital, Pediatric Department, Pediatric AIDS Center
Jerusalem, Israel, 91120
Contact: Diana Averbuch, MD    972-50-7874940
Contact: Dan Engelhard, MD    972-2-6778960
Principal Investigator: Diana Averbuch, MD
Principal Investigator: Dan Engelhard, MD
Sub-Investigator: Amiram Nir, MD
Sub-Investigator: Azaria Rein, MD

Sponsors and Collaborators

Hadassah Medical Organization


Principal Investigator: Diana Averbuch, MD Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
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Responsible Party: Hadassah Medical Organization Identifier: NCT00426374   History of Changes  
Other Study ID Numbers: yael11-HMO-CTIL  
Study First Received: January 23, 2007  
Last Updated: January 31, 2007  

Keywords provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:

natriuretic peptide
heart failure
heart disease children
HIV pediatric
AIDS pediatric

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Heart Diseases processed this data on June 01, 2020
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