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The Effects of Treatment With Sertraline for Noncardiac Chest Pain

2014-08-27 03:14:05 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine whether care as usual or intervention (consisting of sertraline versus placebo), are effective in the treatment of panic disorder and/or depression driven noncardiac chest pain.

Description

Noncardiac chest pain remains an important problem in clinical cardiology. Often, panic disorder and/or depression are the underlying cause. However, this is largely underdiagnosed.

There are no clear existing treatment strategies/methods for this specific patient population.

In our double blind, placebo controlled care as usual versus sertraline study, we want to investigate whether intervention is more effective as care as usual for diminishing chest pain, and also if sertraline is more effective in this specific population compared to placebo.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Panic Attacks

Intervention

sertraline, placebo

Location

Maastricht University Medical Centre
Maastricht
Netherlands
6202 AZ

Status

Completed

Source

Maastricht University Medical Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:05-0400

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