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

This study has been terminated.
(Termination following reassessment of the potential benefit-risk of AVE0657)
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First received: May 7, 2008
Last updated: April 30, 2009
Last verified: April 2009
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 Intervention Phase
Heart Failure
Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Cheyne-Stokes Respiration
Drug: AVE0657
Drug: placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, 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

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Further study details as provided by Sanofi:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in the Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI) [ Time Frame: 2 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety and tolerability [ Time Frame: 5 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 8
Study Start Date: June 2008
Study Completion Date: March 2009
Primary Completion Date: March 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: 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

No publications provided

Responsible Party: ICD Study Director, sanofi-aventis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00694720     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ACT6795  EudraCT 2007-002172-34 
Study First Received: May 7, 2008
Last Updated: April 30, 2009
Health Authority: France: Afssaps - Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Saint-Denis)
Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices
Spain: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Sanofi:
Cheyne-stokes breathing

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

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