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Oxypurinol Compared With Placebo for Class III-IV NYHA Congestive Heart Failure

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: July 3, 2003
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2005
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Information provided by:
Cardiome Pharma
The OPT-CHF (OxyPurinol Therapy for CHF) study is designed to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of oral oxypurinol vs. placebo in a randomized, double-blind, twenty-four week trial in 400 patients in up to 50 centers. Measures of clinical efficacy (NYHA class and Patient Global Assessment) as well as clinical outcomes (e.g., death, worsening heart failure, and hospitalization) will be assessed as a composite endpoint in this trial.

Condition Intervention Phase
Congestive Heart Failure Drug: Oxypurinol Phase 2 Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II-III Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Efficacy and Safety Study of Oxypurinol Added to Standard Therapy in Patients With NYHA Class III-IV Congestive Heart Failure

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Estimated Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: March 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2005

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion criteria

  • 18-85 years old,
  • Stable NYHA Class III-IV
  • Hospitalization or ER visits in past 18 months for worsening Heart Failure (or addition of new heart failure medication added to regimen due to lack of stability on current regimen.
  • EF =< 40%

Exclusion criteria

  • Any condition (other than CHF) that could limit exercise
  • Any concurrent disease likely to limit life expectancy.
  • Participation in another clinical trial
  • Primary valvular disease, active myocarditis, or an obstructive or restrictive cardio-myopathy
  • Heart Attack, Stroke, Unstable Angina or Cardiac surgery within previous 3 months
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00063687

United States, California
Carr-Dzindzio Cardiology
Oceanside, California, United States, 92056
United States, Maryland
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21287
United States, Massachusetts
Boston Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02118
United States, New York
Saint Vincents Hospital and Medical Center
New York, New York, United States, 10011
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cardiome Pharma
Principal Investigator: Joshua Hare, MD Johns Hopkins University
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Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00063687     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 500-02-01
First Submitted: July 2, 2003
First Posted: July 3, 2003
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2005
Last Verified: July 2003

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action