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A Safety and Efficacy Study of Blood Pressure Control in Acute Aortic Emergencies - A Pilot Study (PROMPT)

Information source: The Methodist Hospital System
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Condition(s) targeted: Aortic Aneurysm; Aortic Disease

Intervention: clevidipine. (Drug)

Phase: Phase 4

Status: Recruiting

Sponsored by: The Methodist Hospital System

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Faisal Masud, MD, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: The Methodist Hospital and The Methodist Hospital Research Institute

Overall contact:
Glenda Santua, Phone: 713-441-3914, Email: gksantua@tmhs.org


This study is a single center, non-randomized, open-label, pilot efficacy and safety study evaluating the ability of clevidipine IV antihypertensive to rapidly control elevated blood pressure (BP) in the setting of an acute aortic emergencies (aneurysm, dissection or other aortic disease).

Clinical Details

Official title: A Safety and Efficacy Study of Blood Pressure Control in Acute Aortic Emergencies - A Pilot Study (PROMPT)

Study design: Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: The primary objective of this pilot study is to evaluate the efficacy of an IV infusion of clevidipine as an antihypertensive for BP lowering in patients with AAE and elevated BP.

Secondary outcome: The secondary objectives of the study are to evaluate the safety of an IV infusion of clevidipine as an antihypertensive for BP lowering in patients with AAE and elevated BP.

Detailed description: This study will be a Phase IV, open label, non-randomized efficacy and safety pilot trial in patients with AAE and hypertension requiring parenteral antihypertensive therapy. For the purpose of this study hypertension is defined as SBP ≥120 mm Hg immediately prior to clevidipine administration. Patients will be enrolled at the Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center in Houston, TX. Enrollment of approximately 30 patients is anticipated and enrollment will continue until this goal is met. The study will include three separate periods: Screening Period, Treatment Period (up to 48 hours) and Follow-up Period (up to 7 days or hospital discharge, whichever occurs first) representing approximately a maximum of 7 days on study. Eligible patients will be enrolled to receive clevidipine IV antihypertensive treatment (study drug) in an open label manner. Clevidipine will be infused at an initial rate of 2 mg/h (4 mL/hr) for the first 3 minutes. Thereafter, titration to higher infusion rates can be attempted as needed to obtain the target SBP goal < 120 mmHg. Titration to effect is to proceed by doubling the dose every 3 minutes, up to a maximum of 32 mg/h (64 mL/hr), until the SBP < 120 mmHg is attained. If the desired BP lowering effect is not attained with study drug within 1 hour or not maintained thereafter, an alternative antihypertensive agent may be used, with or without stopping clevidipine IV antihypertensive infusion. The alternative agent should be used per institutional treatment practice. During the initial 1 hour of the treatment period, however, clevidipine IV antihypertensive treatment should be administered as monotherapy until 1 hour post initiation of study drug. The use of an alternative antihypertensive agent(s) is discouraged and limited to where medically necessary to maintain patient safety. Clevidipine IV antihypertensive infusion may continue for a maximum of 48 hours. However, if medically warranted, clevidipine treatment may continue beyond 48 hours at the investigator's discretion.


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Age 18 years or older

- Diagnosis of AAE (aneurysm, dissection or other aortic disease)

- Baseline SBP (immediately prior to initiation of study drug) of ≥120 mm Hg

- Requires IV antihypertensive therapy to lower BP

- Written informed consent before initiation of any study related procedures

Exclusion Criteria:

- Intolerance or allergy to calcium channel blockers, soy or egg products

- Chest pain and/or electrocardiogram (ECG) with ST segment changes consistent with

cardiac ischemia

- Cardiogenic shock

- Severe arrhythmia

- Severe aortic stenosis

- Positive pregnancy test, known pregnancy or breast feeding female

- Known liver failure, cirrhosis or pancreatitis

- Prior directives against advanced life support (no code status)

- Those, in the opinion of the participating physician, regarding as inappropriate for

the study for any other medical reason

Locations and Contacts

Glenda Santua, Phone: 713-441-3914, Email: gksantua@tmhs.org

The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, United States; Recruiting
Glenda Santua, Email: GKSantua@tmhs.org
Mark Davies, MD, Sub-Investigator
Iqbal Ratnani, MD, Sub-Investigator
Hany Samir, MD, Sub-Investigator
Asma Zainab, MD, Principal Investigator
Faisal Masud, MD, Sub-Investigator
Additional Information

Related publications:

Clevidipine Investigator's Brochure, 2009.

Cleviprex Prescribing Information, August 1, 2008

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Starting date: November 2009
Last updated: July 26, 2011

Page last updated: August 20, 2015

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