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Demonstration of Reverse Remodeling Effects of Entresto (Valsartan/Sacubitril) Using Echocardiography Endocardial Surface Analysis

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02754518
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2016 by University of Chicago.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : April 28, 2016
Last Update Posted : April 28, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Chicago

Brief Summary:
This study intends to measure the effects of valsartan/sacubitril compared to baseline standard medical heart failure therapy on reverse remodeling using echocardiographic endocardial surface analysis techniques to assess changes in ventricular volume, function, and shape. Furthermore, Metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scintigraphy and the heart to mediastinum ratio will be used to assess Left Ventricle (LV) volume regression and risk reduction. The investigators also intend to measure the effects of valsartan/sacubitril on exercise capacity as assessed by the 6 minute walk test and peak Volume of Oxygen (V02) on cardiopulmonary exercise testing. Additionally, the investigators will examine the impact of valsartan/sacubitril on functional status and quality of life using the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ) and Qualia Health (a novel iPhone application that incorporates Fitbit technology to provide a "real time" daily 6 minute step count and assesses quality of life using a series of short targeted questions. The investigators will also measure Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP), N-terminal of the Prohormone Brain Natriuretic Peptide (NT-proBNP), and Rho-kinase (a biomarker associated with heart failure) levels at multiple time-points throughout the study period.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Heart Failure Drug: Entresto Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Demonstration of Reverse Remodeling Effects of Entresto (Valsartan/Sacubitril) Using Echocardiography Endocardial Surface Analysis
Study Start Date : April 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : April 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 2019

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MedlinePlus related topics: Heart Failure
Drug Information available for: Valsartan

Arm Intervention/treatment
Open label Entresto
All subjects will take Entresto, a drug recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for heart failure. In this study subjects will take this drug as they normally would for their standard of care.
Drug: Entresto
Other Name: valsartan/sacubitril

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. From medication initiation to 12 months after, number of heart failure subjects with changes in ventricular shape using echocardiographic endocardial surface analysis techniques. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Males and females aged ≥18 years
  2. Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) New York Heart Association (NYHA) class II-IV with 25%≤ Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (LVEF) ≤40% (ECHO within last 6 months)

    • NT-proBNP ≥ 600 pg/mL OR
    • NT-proBNP ≥ 400 pg/mL and a hospitalization for heart failure within the last 12 months
  3. Stable and optimized on an angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) equivalent to enalapril ≥ 10 twice a day (BID) for at least 4 weeks
  4. Stable and optimized on a beta-blocker for at least 4 weeks
  5. Optimized dosing of aldosterone antagonist at stable dose for at least 4 weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. History of angioedema
  2. estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) < 30 ml/min/1.73 m2 at screening
  3. Serum potassium > 5.2 mmol/L at screening
  4. Symptomatic hypotension as defined by Investigator, systolic blood pressure (SBP) < 100 mmHg at screening
  5. Current acute decompensated heart failure
  6. History of severe pulmonary disease
  7. Active malignancy
  8. Requirement for treatment with both angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02754518

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Contact: Sarah Tayazime (773) 702-9396

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United States, Illinois
University of Chicago Medical Center Recruiting
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
Contact: Sarah Tayazime    773-702-9396   
Principal Investigator: Nir Uriel, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Chicago

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Responsible Party: University of Chicago Identifier: NCT02754518     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB15-1410
First Posted: April 28, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 28, 2016
Last Verified: April 2016
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
LCZ 696
Antihypertensive Agents
Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Blockers
Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action