Saxagliptin and Cardiac Structure and Function (SCARF)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02481479|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : June 25, 2015
Last Update Posted : October 17, 2016
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Diabetes Mellitus, Non-Insulin-Dependent Heart Failure||Drug: Saxagliptin Drug: saxagliptin||Phase 4|
The cardiovascular safety and potential cardioprotective effects of diabetes drugs have been the focus of recent research. Currently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires all new anti-diabetic drugs to demonstrate no important increase in cardiovascular adverse events before approval.
Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors (gliptins) are oral incretin-based agents that increase glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) level, with proven anti-hyperglycemic effects and are increasingly used in the management of type 2 diabetes. In a rat model of diabetes and myocardial infarction, sitagliptin treatment improved passive left ventricular compliance, increased endothelial cell density, reduced myocyte hypertrophy and collagen abundance. GLP-1 and DDP-4 inhibition with vildagliptin improve cardiac function, cardiac remodeling, and survival in animal models of pressure-overload and chronic heart failure. However, in another study of post-MI cardiac remodeling in mice, vildagliptin failed to show any early or late protective effects on cardiac function.
Some clinical studies suggest that GLP-1 infusion is associated with an absolute increase in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in patients with heart failure, although data are conflicting. The GLP-1 receptor analog, exenatide may reduce infarct size in patients with myocardial infarction but does not improve LVEF.
The Cardiovascular Outcomes Study of Alogliptin in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes and Acute Coronary Syndrome EXAMINE trial randomized assigned 5340 patients with type 2 diabetes and recent acute coronary syndrome to alogliptin or placebo, and found no increase in adverse cardiovascular events in the alogliptin group. In SAVOR-TIMI 53, 16,492 patients with type 2 diabetes who had a history of, or were at risk for, cardiovascular events were randomized to receive saxagliptin or placebo. Over a median follow-up of 2.1 years, the primary composite endpoint of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, or ischemic stroke did not differ significantly between the 2 groups (P=0.99 for superiority; P<0.001 for noninferiority). However, patients in the saxagliptin group were more likely to be hospitalized for heart failure, which was not ascertained in the EXAMINE trial. Furthermore, the Sitagliptin Cardiovascular Outcome Study (TECOS), which examined the DPP4i sitagliptin versus placebo in high risk patients for a cardiovascular event demonstrated cardiovascular safety (P<0.001 for non inferiority), and there was no signal for excess heart failure hospitalizations.
Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) has emerged as the "gold standard" for measuring LV volume, mass, and ejection fraction. LV volume measurements by cardiac MRI do not rely on geometric assumptions. CMR measurements have excellent intra-observer, inter-observer, and inter-study variability, which were superior to other imaging techniques. The high inter-study reproducibility of CMR affords a substantial reduction in the required sample size to demonstrate even small changes in LV volume, LV mass or LVEF, or conversely, to reliably exclude clinically important changes. Furthermore, CMR tagging allows detailed and quantitative assessment of regional LV diastolic and systolic function. For example, in the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), CMR can detect subtle alterations in global and regional LV functions in patients with traditional and novel cardiovascular risk factors. Although prior studies have failed to demonstrate any beneficial effects of improved glycemic control on myocardial function, CMR promises to be a more sensitive and accurate technique.
Accordingly, the investigators propose to use CMR to examine the cardiac structure, global and regional function among patients with type 2 diabetes treated with saxagliptin.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||40 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||SCARF: Saxagliptin on CArdiac StRucture and Function|
|Study Start Date :||June 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||July 2017|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2017|
Single group -Paired comparison
Saxagliptin 2.5mg or 5mg od
Eligible patients will undergo baseline CMR, commence treatment and then after 6 months undergo repeat CMR
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Eligible patients will undergo baseline echocardiogram, commence treatment and then after 6 months undergo repeat echocardiogram
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Eligible patients will undergo baseline venipuncture, commence treatment and then after 6 months undergo repeat venipuncture
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- The change in LVEF from baseline at 6 months [ Time Frame: baseline, 6 months ]
- Change in echocardiography parameters [ Time Frame: baseline, 6 months ]
- The change in plasma volume from baseline at 6 months [ Time Frame: baseline, 6 months ]
- change in class indicators of signs and symptoms of heart failure at each visit [ Time Frame: baseline, 6 months ]
- Change in log-scale in NT-pro BNP [ Time Frame: baseline, 6 months ]
- Change in clinical composite score (NYHA and global patient assessment score) time frame [ Time Frame: baseline, 6 months ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02481479
|St Michael's Hospital||Recruiting|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B1W8|
|Study Director:||Subodh Verma, MD||Professor of Surgery|