LAAS (Losartan Anti-Atherosclerosis Study)(0954-330)(COMPLETED)

2015-03-09 01:13:43 | BioPortfolio


The primary objective of this study is to evaluate efficacy, arterial stiffness measured by Pulse Wave Velocity (PWV) of Losartan potassium group compared to Carvedilol group after 24 weeks of treatment in patients with the essential hypertension.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment




losartan potassium, Comparator: carvedilol, Comparator: losartan (+) hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), Comparator: carvedilol (+) hydrochlorothiazide




Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2015-03-09T01:13:43-0400

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An antagonist of ANGIOTENSIN TYPE 1 RECEPTOR with antihypertensive activity due to the reduced pressor effect of ANGIOTENSIN II.

Agents that antagonize ANGIOTENSIN II TYPE 1 RECEPTOR. Included are ANGIOTENSIN II analogs such as SARALASIN and biphenylimidazoles such as LOSARTAN. Some are used as ANTIHYPERTENSIVE AGENTS.

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Stable potassium atoms that have the same atomic number as the element potassium, but differ in atomic weight. K-41 is a stable potassium isotope.

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