Clinical Study Of Eplerenone In Japanese Patients With Chronic Heart Failure

This study has been completed.
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First received: April 30, 2010
Last updated: October 2, 2015
Last verified: October 2015

A study to compare the efficacy and safety of eplerenone in Japanese chronic heart failure patients with placebo.

Condition Intervention Phase
Heart Failure
Drug: Eplerenone
Drug: Placebo
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect Of Eplerenone Versus Placebo On Cardiovascular Mortality And Heart Failure Hospitalization In Japanese Subjects With Chronic Heart Failure

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Further study details as provided by Pfizer:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • First occurrence of cardiovascular mortality or heart failure hospitalization [ Time Frame: 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • First occurrence of Cardiovascular (CV) mortality, heart failure (HF) hospitalization or Addition/Increase of HF medication due to HF worsening [ Time Frame: 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • All-cause mortality [ Time Frame: 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • CV mortality [ Time Frame: 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • All-cause hospitalization [ Time Frame: 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • HF hospitalization [ Time Frame: 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • All-cause mortality or all-cause hospitalization [ Time Frame: 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • HF mortality or HF hospitalization [ Time Frame: 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • CV hospitalization [ Time Frame: 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Addition/Increase of HF medication due to HF worsening [ Time Frame: 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Fatal/non-fatal myocardial infarction [ Time Frame: 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Fatal/non-fatal stroke [ Time Frame: 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • New onset atrial fibrillation/flutter [ Time Frame: 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • New onset diabetes mellitus [ Time Frame: 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Worsening renal function (if it results in hospitalization) [ Time Frame: 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Hospitalization for hyperkalemia [ Time Frame: 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Plasma BNP, Serum nt-BNP [ Time Frame: 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • LVEF [ Time Frame: 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • NYHA classification [ Time Frame: 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Specific activity scale (SAS) [ Time Frame: 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 221
Study Start Date: July 2010
Study Completion Date: September 2015
Primary Completion Date: September 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Eplerenone arm
Add on standard heart failure therapy
Drug: Eplerenone
Eplerenone 25 mg once every other day, 25mg once daily or 50 mg once daily
Placebo Comparator: Placebo arm
Add on standard heart failure therapy
Drug: Placebo
Placebo once daily or every once daily


Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Japanese chronic systolic heart failure patients with LVEF =<30% by echocardiography and NYHA II or more
  • Patients who receive standard therapy (Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, beta-blocker or diuretic)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a myocardial infarction, stroke, cardiac surgery or percutaneous coronary intervention within 30 days prior to randomization.
  • Patients with serum potassium >5.0 mmol/L or eGFR <30 ml/min/1.73 m2.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01115855

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Responsible Party: Pfizer Identifier: NCT01115855     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: A6141114
Study First Received: April 30, 2010
Last Updated: October 2, 2015
Health Authority: Japan: Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Agents
Diuretics, Potassium Sparing
Hormone Antagonists
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonists
Natriuretic Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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