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Comparing the Effects of Conivaptan and Diuretics on Plasma Neurohormones and Renal Blood Flow in Patients With Chronic Congestive Heart Failure

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified June 2009 by Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
Astellas Pharma Inc
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Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis Identifier:
First received: June 17, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: June 2009
History: No changes posted
The purpose of the study is to compare the effects of conivaptan and diuretics on renal blood flow and neurohormones.

Condition Intervention
Heart Failure
Drug: Conivaptan
Drug: Furosemide
Drug: Conivaptan and furosemide

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Comparative Effects of Conivaptan and Loop Diuretics on Plasma Neurohormones and Systemic and Renal Hemodynamics in Subjects With Chronic Congestive Heart Failure

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Further study details as provided by Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • renal hemodynamics renal blood flow and glomerular filtration rate [ Time Frame: measured on days 1, 2, 3 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • measure plasma neurohormone levels [ Time Frame: predose, 1 hour and 4 hours post dose measured on day 1, 2, 3 ]

Estimated Enrollment: 8
Study Start Date: July 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Conivaptan
Conivaptan will be given via IV bolus
Drug: Conivaptan
Conivaptan 20 mg IV bolus followed by a 4 hour infusion at 1.2 mg/hr
Other Name: vaprisol
Active Comparator: Furosemide
Furosemide will be given via IV bolus
Drug: Furosemide
Furosemide will be given IV at the subjects usual oral dose up to 80 mg. If the dose is 80 mg or more only 1/2 the dose will be given IV.
Other Name: Lasix
Active Comparator: conivaptan and furosemide
on day 3 subjects will receive both study drugs
Drug: Conivaptan and furosemide
Furosemide bolus first; conivaptan 20 mg IV bolus/infusion at 1.2 mg/hour for a total of 4 hours
Other Names:
  • vaprisol
  • lasix

Detailed Description:
  1. To define the hemodynamic, neurohormonal and renal responses to intravenous conivaptan in patients with chronic stable heart failure (HF), and compare these responses to those after intravenous furosemide.
  2. To define the hemodynamic, neurohormonal and renal responses to the combination of the two drugs (conivaptan and furosemide).

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have a diagnosis of chronic congestive heart failure of any etiology
  • Be between 18-80 years of age
  • Able to provide consent
  • Have a documented left ventricular ejection fraction within the last year of < 40%
  • On a stable dose (no changes within 2 weeks) of 40 mg or greater daily dose of furosemide or its equivalent
  • On standard HF therapy medications (ACEI or ARB and beta-blocker unless contraindicated)
  • Have an estimated glomerular filtration rate (GFR) of 30 ml/minute or greater (based on the Cockcroft Gault calculation)
  • Have a hemoglobin of > 10 grams/dl
  • Have a negative urine pregnancy for women of childbearing years only

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Acute coronary syndrome within 1 month
  • Systolic blood pressure less than or equal to 90 mmHg at time of enrollment
  • Poor peripheral venous access
  • Severe concomitant disease which deemed by the investigator would render them unsuitable for this trial
  • Allergy or contraindication to the use of iothalamate, PAH - Specifically any allergies to iodine or iodine containing products, history of asthma and hay fever which deemed by the investigator would render them unsuitable for this trial
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00924014

Contact: Shari Mackedanz, RN BSN 612-347-5195

United States, Minnesota
Hennepin county Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55404
Principal Investigator: Steven R Goldsmith, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis
Astellas Pharma Inc
Study Director: Steven R Goldsmith, MD Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Steven R. Goldsmith, Hennepin County Medical Center Identifier: NCT00924014     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 001
IND 104, 334
Study First Received: June 17, 2009
Last Updated: June 17, 2009

Keywords provided by Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis:
heart failure

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Neurotransmitter Agents
Antidiuretic Hormone Receptor Antagonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Natriuretic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sodium Potassium Chloride Symporter Inhibitors
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