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

This study has been completed.
Orion Corporation, Orion Pharma
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First received: October 31, 2002
Last updated: December 14, 2006
Last verified: December 2006
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 Intervention Phase
Heart Failure, Congestive
Drug: Levosimendan
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
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.

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Further study details as provided by Abbott:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 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.

Estimated Enrollment: 600
Study Start Date: September 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2004

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

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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Orion Corporation, Orion Pharma
Study Director: Scott Krause Abbott
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00048425     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 3001069
Study First Received: October 31, 2002
Last Updated: December 14, 2006

Keywords provided by Abbott:
Decompensated chronic heart failure

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