Levosimendan Pretreatment for Weaning Patients From Cardio-Pulmonary Bypass

This study has been completed.
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Orion Corporation, Orion Pharma
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First received: August 15, 2005
Last updated: February 19, 2007
Last verified: February 2007

August 15, 2005
February 19, 2007
January 2004
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Proportion of successful primary weanings
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00130871 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
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Levosimendan Pretreatment for Weaning Patients From Cardio-Pulmonary Bypass
Impact of Levosimendan Pretreatment on Weaning From Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB) in Patients With Diminished Left Ventricular Function Before Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)
The study evaluates the efficacy of intravenous levosimendan treatment started during a coronary artery bypass operation to wean patients from a heart lung machine.
Levosimendan or placebo infusion is started at the time of induction of anesthesia.
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Coronary Heart Disease
Drug: levosimendan
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
January 2006
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Three vessel coronary artery disease.
  • Indication for on-pump coronary artery bypass surgery.
  • Ejection fraction below 50%

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Indication for any cardiac valve surgery
  • Previous coronary artery bypass surgery
18 Years and older
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
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Orion Corporation, Orion Pharma
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Principal Investigator: Markku Salmenperä, MD Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
Orion Corporation, Orion Pharma
February 2007

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