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European Study of Dronedarone in Atrial Fibrillation (ERATO)

This study has been completed.
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First Posted: June 13, 2008
Last Update Posted: July 30, 2009
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The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of dronedarone for the control of ventricular rate at rest and during exercise in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and to assess the tolerability of dronedarone in the target population.

Condition Intervention Phase
Atrial Fibrillation Drug: Dronedarone (SR33589) Drug: Placebo Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy and Safety of Dronedarone for the Control of Ventricular Rate During Atrial Fibrillation (ERATO)

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Further study details as provided by Sanofi:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in mean ventricular rate at rest and during exercise [ Time Frame: Day 14 ]

Enrollment: 174
Study Start Date: August 2002
Study Completion Date: June 2004
Primary Completion Date: June 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: Dronedarone (SR33589)
Placebo Comparator: 2 Drug: Placebo


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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with symptomatic permanent AF (>6 months) for which cardioversion is not considered and resting ventricular rate > or equal 80 bpm at screening measured on a 6-seconds rhythm strip,

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unstable angina pectoris, recent myocardial infarction or history of torsades de pointes
  • Third degree atrioventricular block at the screening ECG or significant sinus node disease without a permanent pacemaker implanted
  • Clinically overt congestive heart failure at randomization
  • Patients treated with amiodarone, other antiarrhythmic drugs or previous participation in this trial or in other dronedarone trials or taking an investigational drug
  • Clinically relevant haematologic, hepatic, gastro-intestinal, renal, pulmonary, endocrinologic or psychiatric disease
  • Pregnant and/or breastfeeding women or women of child-bearing potential with no adequate birth control

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  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00697086

Sanofi-aventis Administrative Office
Diegem, Belgium
Czech Republic
Sanofi-aventis Administrative Office
Praha, Czech Republic
Sanofi-aventis Administrative Office
Paris, France
Sanofi-aventis Administrative Office
Milano, Italy
Sanofi-aventis Administrative Office
Gouda, Netherlands
Sanofi-aventis Administrative Office
Warszawa, Poland
Sanofi-aventis Administrative Office
Barcelona, Spain
Sanofi-aventis Administrative Office
Bromma, Sweden
Sanofi-aventis Administrative Office
Geneva, Switzerland
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: ICD Sanofi
  More Information

Responsible Party: International Clinical Development Study Director, sanofi-aventis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00697086     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EFC4508
First Submitted: June 12, 2008
First Posted: June 13, 2008
Last Update Posted: July 30, 2009
Last Verified: July 2009

Keywords provided by Sanofi:
Heart disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Atrial Fibrillation
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Vasodilator Agents
Potassium Channel Blockers
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Sodium Channel Blockers
Cytochrome P-450 CYP1A2 Inhibitors
Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Cytochrome P-450 CYP2C9 Inhibitors
Cytochrome P-450 CYP2D6 Inhibitors
Cytochrome P-450 CYP3A Inhibitors