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A Study on The Potential of Aleglitazar to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk in Patients With Stable Cardiovascular Disease and Glucose Abnormalities

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier:
First received: October 25, 2012
Last updated: November 1, 2016
Last verified: November 2016
This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group, multicenter study will evaluate the potential of aleglitazar to reduce cardiovascular risk in patients with stable cardiovascular disease and glucose abnormalities. Patients will be randomized 1:1 to receive either aleglitazar 150 mcg orally daily or matching placebo.

Condition Intervention Phase
Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 Drug: Placebo Drug: aleglitazar Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to first occurrence of any component of the composite event (cardiovascular death, non-fatal myocardial infarction (MI), non-fatal stroke) as adjudicated by the Clinical Events Committee (CEC) [ Time Frame: 5 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to first occurrence of a composite with components as adjudicated by the CEC: cardiovascular death, non-fatal MI and non-fatal stroke (in each of the subgroups with or without evidence of T2D at baseline) [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
  • Time to first occurrence of a composite with components as adjudicated by the CEC: all-cause mortality, non-fatal MI and non-fatal stroke (in each of the subgroups with or without evidence of T2D at baseline) [ Time Frame: 5 years ]

Enrollment: 1999
Study Start Date: December 2012
Study Completion Date: November 2013
Primary Completion Date: November 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Aleglitazar Drug: aleglitazar
150 mcg orally daily
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo
matching aleglitazar placebo tablet orally daily


Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male and female patients with established evidence of stable cardiovascular disease (CVD) defined as at least one of the following groups of criteria (A or B) A. Age >/= 40 years with history with prior CV event of prior myocardial infarction or prior ischemic stroke (confirmed by brain imaging study), with onset >/= 3 months prior to randomization and stable in the Investigator's judgment B. Age >/= 55 years with evidence of CVD (stable in the Investigator's judgment), defined as at least one of the following: Coronary disease, cerebrovascular disease or peripheral arterial disease as defined by protocol
  • Patients with glucose abnormalities based on one of the following A-B criteria:

A. Established Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) according to 2010 ADA criteria; treatment may include diet alone, or any glucose-lowering therapies except for thiazolidinediones (TDZs) B. No fulfillment of criterion A) but evidence of glucose abnormalities

  • Optimal management of CV risk factors including hypertension and dyslipidemia as informed by the best evidence and clinical practice guidelines

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current treatment with a thiazolidinedione (TDZ) or fibrate
  • Prior intolerance to a TDZ or fibrate
  • Previous participation in a trial with aleglitazar
  • Other types of diabetes
  • Inadequate liver, hematologic or renal function
  • Symptomatic heart failure classified as NYHA class II-IV
  • Hospitalization for a primary diagnosis of heart failure in the 12-month period preceding randomization
  • Peripheral edema which in the judgment of the Investigator in believed to be severe and of cardiac origin
  • History of surgical coronary revascularization (CABG) less than 5 years prior to screening, except in cases of subsequent myocardial infarction
  • Currently scheduled for arterial revascularization procedures
  • Systemic corticosteroid therapy for > 2 weeks within 3 months prior to screening
  • Diagnosed or treated malignancy (except for treated basal cell skin cancer, in situ carcinoma of the cervix, or in situ prostate cancer) within the past 5 years
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01715818

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier: NCT01715818     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BC28027
2012-000671-16 ( EudraCT Number )
Study First Received: October 25, 2012
Last Updated: November 1, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Cardiovascular Diseases
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017