Cowan, BR and Young, AA and Anderson, C and Doughty, RN and Krittayaphong, R and Lonn, E and Marwick, TH and Reid, CM and Sanderson, JE and Schmieder, RE and Teo, K and Wadham, AK and Worthley, SG and Yu, C-M and Yusuf, S and Jennings, GL, The cardiac MRI substudy to ongoing telmisartan alone and in combination with ramipril global endpoint trial/telmisartan randomized assessment study in ACE-intolerant subjects with cardiovascular disease: analysis protocol and baseline characteristics, Clinical Research in Cardiology, 98, (7) pp. 421-433. ISSN 1861-0684 (2009) [Refereed Article]
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Results Baseline characteristics were broadly similar to the main ONTARGET/TRANSCEND trials, except for a higher frequency of coronary artery disease and Asian ethnicity in the substudy. Reproducibility of MRI analyses (mean ± SD) were 2.8 ± 3.7 ml in EDV,-0.3 ± 3.6 ml in ESV, 3.1 ± 3.3 ml in SV, 1.1 ± 1.8% in EF, and 0.4 ± 4.5 g in LVM. Subgroup analyses revealed increased ESV and LVM, and reduced EF, in subjects with a history of either coronary artery disease or myocardial infarction.
Conclusions The ONTARGET/TRANSCEND cardiac MRI substudy protocol provides for a reliable assessment of the effects of telmisartan and ramipril, alone and in combination, on cardiac structural and functional parameters over a 2-year follow-up period.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Research Division:||Biomedical and Clinical Sciences|
|Research Group:||Cardiovascular medicine and haematology|
|Research Field:||Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)|
|Objective Group:||Clinical health|
|Objective Field:||Clinical health not elsewhere classified|
|UTAS Author:||Marwick, TH (Professor Tom Marwick)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||9|
|Deposited By:||Menzies Institute for Medical Research|
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