Detection of Subclinical Cerebral Suffering Related to Hypertension Using Multimodal MRI

  • days left to enroll
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    University Hospital, Toulouse
Updated on 11 February 2021


Investigators propose here to study the brain consequences of hypertension in patients without cognitive complaints and neurological signs. The evaluation of brain suffering requires considering various possible brain damage. The team developed a multimodal MRI approach capable of detecting and quantifying numerous indices (e.g. morphometric, microstructural) to evaluate possible brain suffering. This project aims to identify individually signs of cerebral suffering in hypertensive patients compared to a population of normotensive volunteers, using advanced multiparametric MRI methods.


Hypertension is a risk factor for many brain pathologies, such as ischemic and hemorrhagic neurodegenerative diseases or stroke. The literature seems to agree on the relationship between hypertension and brain damage, and on the benefit of the management of hypertension to prevent certain neurological pathologies. However, to our knowledge, no single study has shown signs of subclinical brain damage in patients with hypertension. At present, no brain MRI is recommended in these patients. In the present study, hypertensive and normotensive patients will undergo a neurological exam, a neuropsychological exam, a biological exam and a MRI exam to individually identify signs of cerebral suffering.

Condition Vascular Diseases, Vascular Diseases, Hypertension, High Blood Pressure (Hypertension), High Blood Pressure (Hypertension - Pediatric), Diabetes and Hypertension, Diabetes and Hypertension, High Blood Pressure (Hypertension), High Blood Pressure (Hypertension - Pediatric), Elevated Blood Pressure, high blood pressure, arterial hypertension
Treatment Blood test, Neuropsychological assessment, multimodal magnetic resonance imaging
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04642586
SponsorUniversity Hospital, Toulouse
Last Modified on11 February 2021


Yes No Not Sure

Inclusion Criteria

Male and female 35 to 50 y.o.;for patients: diagnosed HTA within 5 years, treated or confirmed by Ambulatory Blood Pressure Measure
For normotensive participants:Absence of HTA confirmed by Ambulatory Blood Pressure Measure

Exclusion Criteria

Known neurological history, stroke, symptomatic headache, long-term use of neuroleptic, tricyclic, MAOI, anti-serotonergic antidepressant medications, diabetes mellitus, treated dyslipidemia, body mass index greater than 30 kg / m, participants who smoked or smoked more than 10 packs-year, MRI contraindication
For HTA patients only: Renal artery dysplasia responsible for hypertension, clinical Cushing Syndrome
Clear my responses

How to participate?

Step 1 Connect with a study center
What happens next?
  • You can expect the study team to contact you via email or phone in the next few days.
  • Sign up as volunteer  to help accelerate the development of new treatments and to get notified about similar trials.

You are contacting

Investigator Avatar

Primary Contact


Additional screening procedures may be conducted by the study team before you can be confirmed eligible to participate.

Learn more

If you are confirmed eligible after full screening, you will be required to understand and sign the informed consent if you decide to enroll in the study. Once enrolled you may be asked to make scheduled visits over a period of time.

Learn more

Complete your scheduled study participation activities and then you are done. You may receive summary of study results if provided by the sponsor.

Learn more

Similar trials to consider


Not finding what you're looking for?

Every year hundreds of thousands of volunteers step forward to participate in research. Sign up as a volunteer and receive email notifications when clinical trials are posted in the medical category of interest to you.

Sign up as volunteer

user name

Added by • 



Reply by • Private

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur, adipisicing elit. Ipsa vel nobis alias. Quae eveniet velit voluptate quo doloribus maxime et dicta in sequi, corporis quod. Ea, dolor eius? Dolore, vel!

  The passcode will expire in None.

No annotations made yet

Add a private note
  • abc Select a piece of text from the left.
  • Add notes visible only to you.
  • Send it to people through a passcode protected link.
Add a private note