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Glucagon-like Peptide 1 Agonist Exenatide for Improved Glucose Control and Cardiac Function in Patients With Aortocoronary Bypass (Executive)

This study has been completed.
Eli Lilly and Company
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Martin Haluzik, Charles University, Czech Republic Identifier:
First received: June 10, 2011
Last updated: January 31, 2016
Last verified: January 2016
GLP-1 has not only beneficial effects on glucose metabolism but also direct positive effects on cardiac function and metabolism in both experimental models and in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Clinical data on the effects of GLP-1 agonists on cardiac function and glucose control in patients undergoing cardiac surgery are not known. Based on the results of experimental studies there is a potential for exenatide to positively influence both cardiac function and glucose metabolism in cardiac surgery patients with and without type 2 diabetes mellitus. The primary endpoint of this study is to examine whether pre- and peri-operative administration of exenatide affects perioperative hemodynamics, echocardiographic parameters, necessity of antiarrhythmic and inotropic treatment and glucose control in patients with coronary atherosclerosis and decreased left ventricular function undergoing elective coronary artery bypass grafting operation (CABG). In addition, safety and tolerability of peri-operative administration of exenatide in these patients will be examined as a secondary study objective.

Condition Intervention Phase
Coronary Artery Disease
Decreased Left Ventricular Function
Drug: Exenatide
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: EXEnatide in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting for Improved glUcose conTrol and hemodynamIc ValuEs

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Cardiac function - echocardiographic parameters [ Time Frame: 90 days after administration of exenatide ]
    • cardiac chamber dimensions
    • left ventricular systolic function
    • left ventricular diastolic function
    • right ventricular systolic function

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of participants with adverse effects [ Time Frame: 90 days after administration of exenatide ]

Enrollment: 38
Study Start Date: June 2011
Study Completion Date: December 2014
Primary Completion Date: May 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Exenatide
Patients with decreased left ventricular function undergoing elective coronary artery by-pass grafting receiving perioperatively i.v. exenatide on top of standard treatment
Drug: Exenatide
Perioperative continuous i.v. administration of exenatide lasting for 72 hours - 40 ng/min for initial 30 min, 20 ng/min for remaining 71.5 hours
No Intervention: Control
Patients with decreased left ventricular function undergoing elective coronary artery by-pass grafting receiving standard treatment


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • elective coronary artery bypass grafting operation (CABG)
  • decreased left ventricular (LV) systolic function (EF LV ≤ 50%)
  • Age 18 to 85
  • Signed informed consent
  • Females with childbearing potential have to use appropriate contraceptive measures during the whole study period and 6 months after terminating exenatide infusion (hormonal contraception or double-barrier contraception for both partners)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • allergy to exenatide
  • allergy to insulin
  • mental incapacity or language barrier
  • use of incretin-based therapies <3 months before inclusion in the study
  • diabetic ketoacidosis
  • established autonomic neuropathy
  • history of acute pancreatitis or severe disease of digestive tract
  • renal failure (preoperative creatinine ≥ 180 umol/l)
  • liver failure (coagulation times more than 1.5 times higher without use of anticoagulants)
  • cardiac surgical procedure on valve, thoracic aorta or MAZE procedure
  • pregnancy and lactation
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01373216

Czech Republic
General University Hospital
Prague, Czech Republic, 128 08
Sponsors and Collaborators
Charles University, Czech Republic
Eli Lilly and Company
Principal Investigator: Martin Haluzik, D.Sc. General University Hospital, Charles University, Prague
  More Information

Responsible Party: Martin Haluzik, Prof. Martin Haluzik, MD DSc, Charles University, Czech Republic Identifier: NCT01373216     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H8O-CY-O027
Study First Received: June 10, 2011
Last Updated: January 31, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Coronary Disease
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Glucagon-Like Peptide 1
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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