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Omega-3-Polyunsaturated Fatty-Acids (N3-Pufa) In Patients With Severe Chronic Heart Failure

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00149409
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 8, 2005
Last Update Posted : July 13, 2010
Information provided by:
Medical University of Vienna

Brief Summary:
To investigate whether n3-fatty acids have beneficial effects in chronic heart failure as regards circulatory function.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Heart Failure Dietary Supplement: Omacor Phase 2 Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Omega-3-Polyunsaturated Fatty-Acids (N3-Pufa) In Patients With Severe Chronic Heart Failure:Effects On Endothelial Function, Left Ventricular Remodelling, Natriuretic Peptide Levels, And Exercise Capacity
Study Start Date : September 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2008

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
4 gelatine capsules/d
Dietary Supplement: Omacor
Active Comparator: 1g/d Omacor Dietary Supplement: Omacor
Active Comparator: 4g/d Omacor Dietary Supplement: Omacor

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Chronic heart failure of non-ischemic origin
  • Age ≥18 years
  • NYHA functional class III-IV
  • LVEF < 35 %
  • Optimized heart failure therapy
  • plasma NT-BNP >2000pg/ml

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current treatment with Omacor or other fish oil products
  • Known hypersensitivity to the study drug
  • Ischemic cardiomyopathy
  • Uncorrected significant valvular heart disease
  • Heart failure due to congenital heart disease
  • Restrictive cardiomyopathy
  • Alcoholic heart disease
  • Acute myocarditis
  • Continuous i.v. therapy for heart failure
  • Mechanical assist device
  • Life expectancy <1 year due to non-cardiac causes
  • Inability to perform bicycle testing
  • Women of childbearing potential not practicing a save contraception method
  • Current participation in another intervention study
  • Participation in another study with an intervention within the last 3 months.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00149409

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Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria, A-1090
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of Vienna
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Principal Investigator: Rudolf Berger, MD Medical University of Vienna
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00149409    
Other Study ID Numbers: n3-PUFA-HF
First Posted: September 8, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 13, 2010
Last Verified: September 2005
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases