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Efficacy and Safety of LCZ696 Compared to Valsartan, on Morbidity and Mortality in Heart Failure Patients With Preserved Ejection Fraction (PARAGON-HF)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01920711
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 12, 2013
Results First Posted : September 29, 2020
Last Update Posted : September 29, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of LCZ696 compared to valsartan in the reduction of cardiovascular death and heart failure(HF) hospitalizations in patients with HF with preserved ejection fraction.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction Drug: LCZ696 Drug: Valsartan Phase 3

Detailed Description:

This was a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel group, active-controlled, study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of sacubitril/valsartan compared to valsartan, on morbidity and mortality in heart failure patients (NYHA Class II-IV) with preserved ejection fraction. Specifically, the study evaluated the effect of sacubitril/valsartan compared to the active comparator valsartan in the reduction of the rate of CV death and total HF hospitalizations in patients with HFpEF. The trial consisted of two periods: (1) a single-blind treatment run-in epoch that lasted from 3 to 8 weeks, in which patients received valsartan 80 mg bid, followed by sacubitril/valsartan 100 mg bid and (2) a double-blind randomized treatment epoch (sacubitril/valsartan 200 mg bid or valsartan 160 mg bid). In this study, investigators were responsible for assessing and submitting all events which could potentially fulfill the criteria for the primary, secondary, or other clinical endpoints to a Clinical Endpoint Committee (CEC). Investigator reported events were assessed by the CEC for adjudication.

For angioedema or angioedema-like events, investigators completed an Adjudication Questionnaire for an Angioedema-like Event form. All angioedema reports were forwarded to an Angioedema Adjudication Committee (AAC) by Novartis for assessment.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 4822 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Parallel Group, Active-controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of LCZ696 Compared to Valsartan, on Morbidity and Mortality in Heart Failure Patients (NYHA Class II-IV) With Preserved Ejection Fraction (PARAGON-HF)
Actual Study Start Date : July 18, 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 7, 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : June 7, 2019

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MedlinePlus related topics: Heart Failure

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: LCZ696
Single Blind Run-in Period (3-8 weeks): Patients will start on Valsartan 80 mg b.i.d. for 1-2 weeks followed by LCZ696 100 mg b.i.d. for 2-4 weeks prior to randomization into the Double Blind period (up to 57 months). Patients can only be randomized from the run-in period if they meet all of the run-in safety criteria. Target dose of LCZ696 during the double blind period is 200 mg b.i.d.
Drug: LCZ696
LCZ696 50mg, 100mg and 200 mg dosage strengths will be available for dose adjustments.

Active Comparator: Valsartan
Single Blind Run-in Period (3-8 weeks): Patients will start on Valsartan 80 mg b.i.d. for 1-2 weeks followed by LCZ696 100 mg b.i.d. for 2-4 weeks prior to randomization into the Double Blind period (up to 57 months). Patients can only be randomized from the run-in period if they meet all of the run-in safety criteria. Target dose of Valsartan during the double blind period is 160 mg b.i.d.
Drug: Valsartan
Valsartan 40mg, 80mg and 160mg dosage strengths will be available for dose adjustments.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cumulative Number of Primary Composite Events of Cardiovascular (CV) Death and Total (First and Recurrent) HF Hospitalizations. [ Time Frame: Total follow up time (up to 57 months) ]
    The primary objective of this study is to compare LCZ696 to valsartan in reducing the rate of the composite endpoint of CV death and total (first and recurrent) HF hospitalizations, in HF patients (New York Heart Association [NYHA] Class II-IV) with preserved ejection fraction (left ventricular ejection fraction [LVEF] ≥45%). The treatment arm with the lower rate of events will be deemed as having a successful response.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in the Clinical Summary Score From Baseline to Month 8 by Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 8 months ]
    The KCCQ is a validated instrument for self-assessment of quality of life and health status in heart failure (HF) patients. The clinical summary score, which is derived from the physical limitations and heart failure (HF) symptoms domains of the KCCQ is a valid measure for assessing the patient's health aspects that may be influenced by CV medications. Scores are transformed to a range of 0-100, in which higher scores reflect better health status. Evaluation of change from baseline to month 8 in KCCQ a most sensitive, specific, and responsive health-related quality of life measure for heart failure symptoms and physical limitations.

  2. Change From Baseline to Month 8 in New York Heart Association (NYHA) Functional Class [ Time Frame: Baseline, 8 months ]
    Evaluation of change from baseline to Month 8 in NYHA functional class, a well established grading scale used to classify a heart failure's (HF) patients' level of functionality based on the signs and symptoms of HF exhibited by the patient.

  3. Participants With First Occurrence of a Composite Renal Endpoint [ Time Frame: Randomization to total follow-up time (up to 57 months) ]
    Analyis of composite renal endpoint defined as renal death, or reaching ESRD, or ≥50% decline in eGFR relative to baseline, using Cox's proportional hazards model.

  4. All-cause Mortality [ Time Frame: Randomization to total follow up time (up to 57 months) ]
    Analysis for all-cause mortality using Cox's proportional hazards model.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≥45% by echo during screening epoch or within 6 months prior to study entry.
  • Symptom(s) of heart failure (HF) and requiring treatment with diuretic(s) for HF at least 30 days prior to study entry.
  • Current symptom(s) of HF (NYHA class II-IV)
  • Structural heart disease (left atrial enlargement or left ventricular hypertrophy) documented by echocardiogram.
  • Elevated NT-proBNP

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any prior measurement of LVEF < 40%.
  • Acute coronary syndrome (including MI), cardiac surgery, other major CV surgery within 3 months , or urgent percutaneous coronary intervention within 3 months or and elective PCI within 30 days prior to entry.
  • Any clinical event within the 6 months prior to entry could have reduced the LVEF (e.g., MI, CABG), unless an echo measurement performed after the event confirms a LVEF ≥45%.
  • Current acute decompensated HF requiring therapy.
  • Patients who require treatment with 2 or more of the following: an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI), an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) or a renin inhibitor.
  • Alternative reason for shortness of breath such as: significant pulmonary disease or severe COPD, hemoglobin (Hgb) <10 g/dl, or body mass index (BMI) > 40 kg/m2.
  • Systolic blood pressure (SBP) ≥ 180 mmHg at entry, or SBP >150 mmHg and <180 mmHg at entry unless the patient is receiving 3 or more antihypertensive drugs, or SBP < 110 mmHg at entry.

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01920711


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Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Investigators
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Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  Study Documents (Full-Text)

Documents provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):
Study Protocol  [PDF] December 9, 2015
Statistical Analysis Plan  [PDF] May 28, 2019

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Solomon SD, Rizkala AR, Lefkowitz MP, Shi VC, Gong J, Anavekar N, Anker SD, Arango JL, Arenas JL, Atar D, Ben-Gal T, Boytsov SA, Chen CH, Chopra VK, Cleland J, Comin-Colet J, Duengen HD, Echeverría Correa LE, Filippatos G, Flammer AJ, Galinier M, Godoy A, Goncalvesova E, Janssens S, Katova T, Køber L, Lelonek M, Linssen G, Lund LH, O'Meara E, Merkely B, Milicic D, Oh BH, Perrone SV, Ranjith N, Saito Y, Saraiva JF, Shah S, Seferovic PM, Senni M, Sibulo AS Jr, Sim D, Sweitzer NK, Taurio J, Vinereanu D, Vrtovec B, Widimský J Jr, Yilmaz MB, Zhou J, Zweiker R, Anand IS, Ge J, Lam CSP, Maggioni AP, Martinez F, Packer M, Pfeffer MA, Pieske B, Redfield MM, Rouleau JL, Van Veldhuisen DJ, Zannad F, Zile MR, McMurray JJV. Baseline Characteristics of Patients With Heart Failure and Preserved Ejection Fraction in the PARAGON-HF Trial. Circ Heart Fail. 2018 Jul;11(7):e004962. doi: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.118.004962.

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Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01920711    
Other Study ID Numbers: CLCZ696D2301
2013-001747-31 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: August 12, 2013    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: September 29, 2020
Last Update Posted: September 29, 2020
Last Verified: September 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description:

Novartis is committed to sharing with qualified external researchers, access to patient-level data and supporting clinical documents from eligible studies. These requests are reviewed and approved by an independent review panel on the basis of scientific merit. All data provided is anonymized to respect the privacy of patients who have participated in the trial in line with applicable laws and regulations.

This trial data availability is according to the criteria and process described on www.clinicalstudydatarequest.com.


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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):
Heart failure
preserved ejection fraction
diastolic heart failure
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Valsartan
LCZ 696
Antihypertensive Agents
Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Blockers
Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action