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Evaluation of the Effect of AVE0657 in Cheynes-Stokes Breathing Syndrome Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00694720
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Termination following reassessment of the potential benefit-risk of AVE0657)
First Posted : June 10, 2008
Last Update Posted : May 1, 2009
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The primary objective of this study is to assess the activity on breathing parameters of 4 escalating doses of AVE0657 in comparison to placebo in patients with Cheynes-Stokes Breathing Syndrome.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Heart Failure Sleep Apnea Syndromes Cheyne-Stokes Respiration Drug: AVE0657 Drug: placebo Phase 2

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 8 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Study Evaluating the Safety and Activity of Four Escalating Single Doses of AVE0657 in Congestive Heart Failure Patients Presenting as Cheyne-Stokes Breathing Syndrome
Study Start Date : June 2008
Primary Completion Date : March 2009
Study Completion Date : March 2009
Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Dose Level 1 Drug: AVE0657
capsules once a day at bedtime
Experimental: Dose Level 2 Drug: AVE0657
capsules once a day at bedtime
Experimental: Dose Level 3 Drug: AVE0657
capsules once a day at bedtime
Experimental: Dose Level 4 Drug: AVE0657
capsules once a day at bedtime
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
12 subjects: 3 subjects per dose level
Drug: placebo
capsules once a day at bedtime

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in the Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI) [ Time Frame: 2 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Safety and tolerability [ Time Frame: 5 days ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of Congestive heart failure (CHF) defined as ejection fraction ≤40% by history of echocardiography data and New York heart Association (NYHA) class II-III and of typical cyclic crescendo and decrescendo change in breathing amplitude AHI ≥10 and <60 and majority of the apneas to be ≥60% central in origin.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subject on supplemental oxygen

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Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00694720

Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Paris, France
Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Berlin, Germany
Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office
Barcelona, Spain
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Patrick LEVY, Professor Hôpital Michallon - Grenoble - France
More Information

Responsible Party: ICD Study Director, sanofi-aventis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00694720     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ACT6795
EudraCT 2007-002172-34
First Posted: June 10, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 1, 2009
Last Verified: April 2009

Keywords provided by Sanofi:
Cheyne-stokes breathing

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Respiratory Aspiration
Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Cheyne-Stokes Respiration
Pathologic Processes
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic
Sleep Wake Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms, Respiratory
Signs and Symptoms