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Evaluation of Intravenous Levosimendan Efficacy in the Short Term Treatment of Decompensated Chronic Heart Failure.

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00048425
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 4, 2002
Last Update Posted : December 15, 2006
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Orion Corporation, Orion Pharma
Information provided by:
Abbott

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of a 24-hour infusion of levosimendan compared with placebo in the treatment of decompensated chronic heart failure.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Heart Failure, Congestive Drug: Levosimendan Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 600 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized, Multicenter Evaluation of Intravenous Levosimendan Efficacy Versus Placebo in the Short Term Treatment of Decompensated Chronic Heart Failure: the REVIVE II Study.
Study Start Date : September 2002
Study Completion Date : December 2004

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MedlinePlus related topics: Heart Failure




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. A clinical composite classification incorporating a Patient Global Assessment at 6 hours, 24 hours and Day 5, combined with clinical criteria for worsening heart failure through 5 days after the start of the study drug infusion.


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • A written informed consent must be obtained for hospitalized male or female patients over 18 years old of age.
  • The eligible patients must be diagnosed with worsening heart failure as evidenced by dyspnea at rest, poor ejection fraction and have been treated with IV diuretics.
  • It is allowable for the patients to be treated with IV inotropes and vasodilators.

Exclusion Criteria:

The following criteria would exclude the patient from study:

  • invasive cardiac procedure (e.g. cardiac surgery, LVAD, cardioversion, cardiac re-synchronization),
  • rhythm disorders (e.g. earlier Torsades de Pointes, increased heart rate),
  • severe ventricular outflow obstruction,
  • angina,
  • hypotension,
  • uncorrected hypokalemia,
  • CNS (e.g. stroke, TIA),
  • respiratory (e.g. COPD, intubated patients, oral,
  • intravenous or intramuscular steroids),
  • renal insufficiency (e.g. increased serum creatinine, dialysis),
  • hepatic impairment (e.g. significant increase in liver enzymes),
  • decompensation from active infection and acute bleeding (e.g. severe anemia).
  • Female patients of child bearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test and use adequate contraceptive precautions.
  • Also excluded is the use of amrinone and milrinone prior to randomization, a history of hypersensitivity to levosimendan or any of the excipients and previous participation in a clinical trial with any experimental treatment within the last 30 days.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00048425


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Sponsors and Collaborators
Abbott
Orion Corporation, Orion Pharma
Investigators
Study Director: Scott Krause Abbott

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00048425     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 3001069
First Posted: November 4, 2002    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 15, 2006
Last Verified: December 2006

Keywords provided by Abbott:
Decompensated chronic heart failure

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Simendan
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Cardiotonic Agents
Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Vasodilator Agents
Protective Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs