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Ketamine Clinical Trials

The Effects of Low Dose Ketamine on Cardiovascular Function

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Id: NCT04429685

Organisation Name: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Overal Status: Terminated

Start Date: November 1, 2020

Last Update: June 15, 2022

Lead Sponsor: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Brief Summary: Low dose ketamine is used for pain management and for the treatment of anxiety and depression. Prior studies on low dose ketamine have noted short-term (minutes to hours) increases or decreases in blood pressure. Blood pressure that is too high or too low can be problematic if untreated. It is unknown exactly how low dose ketamine affects blood pressure. In fact, no prior studies have measured sympathetic nervous system activity after low dose ketamine has been given to an adult. Because sympathetic nervous system activity has a large influence on blood pressure, we need to know how exactly low dose ketamine affects these body systems. Therefore, in this research we will study how low dose ketamine affects sympathetic nervous system activity and cardiovascular function. The results from this research will inform doctors about how low dose ketamine affects the sympathetic nervous system, heart, and blood vessels.

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