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      Pilot Studies on the Use of 3,5-Diiodothyropropionic Acid, a Thyroid Hormone Analog, in the Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure

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          After an initial safety study in 7 normal volunteers, a randomized double-blind comparison was made between 3,5-diiodothyropropionic acid (DITPA) and placebo in 19 patients with moderately severe congestive failure. In heart failure patients receiving the drug for 4 weeks, cardiac index was increased (p = 0.04) and systemic vascular resistance index was decreased (p = 0.02). Systolic cardiac function was unchanged but isovolumetric relaxation time was decreased significantly, suggesting improvement in diastolic function. Total serum cholesterol (p = 0.005) and triglycerides (p = 0.01) also were decreased significantly. DITPA could represent a useful new agent for treatment of congestive heart failure.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          2002
          July 2002
          19 July 2002
          : 97
          : 4
          : 218-225
          Affiliations
          Department of Cardiology, Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Health Care System and Sarver Heart Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz., USA
          Article
          63110 Cardiology 2002;97:218–225
          10.1159/000063110
          12145478
          © 2002 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Figures: 4, Tables: 4, References: 20, Pages: 8
          Categories
          Clinical Pharmacology

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