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Diastolic Heart Failure Management by Nifedipine (DEMAND)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Demand Investigators Identifier:
First received: July 1, 2010
Last updated: January 21, 2016
Last verified: January 2016
Patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction have a equally high risk for mortality and re-hospitalization as those with reduced ejection fraction. Effective management strategies are critically needed to be established for this type of heart failure. These patients have more hypertensive and ischemic etiology than those with reduced ejection fraction. The investigators hypothesis is that Ca channel blocker nifedipine can improve the heart failure clinical composite response endpoint compared with the conventional treatment in patients with heart failure with hypertension and/or coronary artery disease and preserved ejection fraction (>=50%) by echocardiography. This study is multi-center, prospective, randomized, open-label, and blinded-endpoint design.

Condition Intervention
Diastolic Heart Failure
Drug: Conventional therapy plus nifedipine
Drug: Conventional therapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Diastolic Heart Failure Management by Nifedipine

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Further study details as provided by Demand Investigators:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Heart failure clinical composite response endpoint [ Time Frame: up to 53 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Death [ Time Frame: up to 53 months ]
  • Cardiovascular death [ Time Frame: up to 53 months ]
  • Hospital admission [ Time Frame: up to 53 months ]
  • Hospital admission for cardiovascular disease [ Time Frame: up to 53 months ]
  • Hospital admission for worsening heart failure [ Time Frame: up to 53 months ]
  • Hospital admission for acute myocardial infarction, angina, coronary artery bypass grafting and percutaneous coronary intervention [ Time Frame: up to 53 months ]
  • Stroke [ Time Frame: up to 53 months ]

Enrollment: 226
Study Start Date: July 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Conventional therapy plus nifedipine Drug: Conventional therapy plus nifedipine
Participants will receive 10 to 60 mg of sustained-release nifedipine once a day until December 2014
Active Comparator: Conventional therapy Drug: Conventional therapy
Conventional therapy


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. 20 years and older
  2. Heart failure with history of hypertension and/or coronary artery disease
  3. LVEF > or = 50% on echocardiography

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Valvular heart diseases with significant regurgitation and/or stenosis
  2. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, restrictive cardiomyopathy, arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, and active myocarditis
  3. Constrictive pericarditis
  4. Cardiogenic shock
  5. Planned coronary artery bypass grafting or percutaneous coronary intervention within 3 months
  6. History of acute coronary syndrome or stroke within 3 months
  7. Pregnancy or breastfeeding
  8. Hypersensitivity or contraindication to nifedipine
  9. Inability to obtain informed consent
  10. Any conditions not suitable for the participation in this trial judged by the investigator
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01157481

Hokkaido Univestity Hospital
Sapporo, Japan, 060-8638
Sponsors and Collaborators
Demand Investigators
  More Information

Responsible Party: Demand Investigators Identifier: NCT01157481     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DEMAND-01
UMIN000003856 ( Other Identifier: University hospital Medical Information Network )
Study First Received: July 1, 2010
Last Updated: January 21, 2016

Keywords provided by Demand Investigators:
Diastolic Heart Failure
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Heart Failure, Diastolic
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Calcium Channel Blockers
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Vasodilator Agents
Tocolytic Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on May 25, 2017