Heart Failure and Anemia

This study has been completed.
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First received: November 18, 2002
Last updated: August 6, 2009
Last verified: August 2009
The purpose of this study is to determine whether increasing hemoglobin concentration in patients with heart failure and anemia will improve the patients' functional status, including exercise tolerance and New York Heart Association (NYHA) classification.

Condition Intervention Phase
Heart Failure
Drug: Darbepoetin Alfa
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Multicenter Study to Assess the Impact of Subcutaneous (SC) Darbepoetin Alfa Treatment on Exercise Tolerance in Subjects With Symptomatic Heart Failure (CHF) and Anemia.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Exercise tolerance

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • NYHA classification; patient-reported outcomes

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: July 2002

Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Inclusion Criteria: - At least 21 years of age - Symptomatic CHF for at least 3 months - Limited exercise tolerance on a treadmill - Reduced left ventricular ejection fraction - Stable heart failure medication - Hemoglobin concentration between 9.0 and 12.5 g/dL Exclusion Criteria: - Hypertension - Unstable angina pectoris or recent myocardial infarction - Likely to receive cardiac transplant - Unable to do cardiopulmonary exercise testing - Major organ transplant (e.g., lung, liver, heart) or in renal replacement therapy (e.g., dialysis) - Recent or current treatment for malignancy - Systemic hematologic disease - Anemia due to acute or chronic bleeding - Recent epogen or darbepoetin alfa therapy - Recent blood transfusion
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00049985

Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: MD Amgen
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Global Development Leader, Amgen Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00049985     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 20010170 
Study First Received: November 18, 2002
Last Updated: August 6, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Hematologic Diseases
Darbepoetin alfa

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on May 26, 2016