This study will investigate the superiority of empagliflozin 10 mg versus placebo on top of guideline-directed medical therapy in patients with symptomatic, chronic HF and reduced ejection fraction and meet the following criteria:
1. Age ? 18 years at screening. For Japan only: Age ? 20 years at screening
2. Male or female patients. WOCBPa must be ready and able to use highly effective methods of birth control per ICH M3 (R2) [R09-1400] that result in a low failure rate of less than 1% per year when used consistently and correctly. A list of contraception methods meeting these criteria is provided in the patient information
3. Patients with chronic HF diagnosed for at least 3 months before Visit 1, and currently in HF NYHA class II-IV
4. Chronic HF with reduced EF defined as LVEF ? 40% per local reading (obtained under stable condition by echocardiography, radionuclide ventriculography, invasive angiography, MRI or CT). A historical LVEF may be used if it was measured within 6 months prior to visit 1 or the LVEF may be measured after study consent has been obtained. The LVEF must be documented in an official report prior to randomization.
5. In addition to LVEF ? 40%, patients must have at least one of the following evidence
a) If EF ?36% to ?40%: Elevated NT-proBNP at Visit 1 ?2500 pg/ml for
patients without AF, OR ?5000 pg/ml for patients with AF, analysed at the
b) If EF ?31% to ?35%: Elevated NT-proBNP at Visit 1 ?1000 pg/ml for
patients without AF, OR ?2000 pg/ml for patients with AF, analysed at the
c) If EF?30%: Elevated NT-proBNP at Visit 1 ?600 pg/ml for patients without
AF, OR ?1200 pg/ml for patients with AF, analysed at the Central Laboratory
d) For EF ? 40% and documented HHFc within 12 months prior to visit 1,
elevated NT-proBNP at Visit 1 ? 600 pg/ml for patients without AF and ?
1200 pg/ml for patients with AF, analysed at the Central Laboratory.
6. Appropriate dose of medical therapy for HF (such as ACEi, ARB, ?-blocker, oral
diuretics, MRA, ARNI, ivabradine) consistent with prevailing local and international
CV guidelines, stable for at least 1 week prior to Visit 1 and during screening period until Visit 2 (Randomization) with the exception of diuretics stable for only one week prior to Visit 2 to control symptoms. The investigator must document in the source documents the reason why patient not on target dose per local guidelines
7. Appropriate use of medical devices such as cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or a
cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) consistent with prevailing local or
international CV guidelines (refer also to exclusion #29)
8. Body Mass Index (BMI) < 45 kg/m2 at Visit 1 (Screening)
9. Signed and dated written ICF in accordance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and local legislation prior to admission to the trial
1. Myocardial infarction (increase in cardiac enzymes in combination with symptoms of ischaemia or newly developed ischaemic ECG changes), coronary artery bypass graft surgery, or other major cardiovascular surgery, stroke or TIA in past 90 days prior to Visit 1
2. Heart transplant recipient, or listed for heart transplant
3. Currently implanted left ventricular assist device (LVAD)
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4. Cardiomyopathy based on infiltrative diseases (e.g. amyloidosis), accumulation
diseases (e.g. haemochromatosis, Fabry disease), muscular dystrophies,
cardiomyopathy with reversible causes (e.g. stress cardiomyopathy), hypertrophic
obstructive cardiomyopathy or known pericardial constriction
5. Any severe (obstructive or regurgitant) valvular heart disease, expected to lead to surgery during the trial in the investigator's opinion
6. Acute decompensated HF (exacerbation of chronic HF) requiring i.v. diuretics, i.v. inotropes, or i.v. vasodilators, or LVAD within 1 week from discharge to Visit 1
(Screening) and during screening period until Visit 2 (Randomisation)
7. Atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter with a resting heart rate >110 bpm documented by ECG at Visit 1(Screening)
8. Untreated ventricular arrhythmia with syncope in patients without ICD documented within the 3 months prior to Visit 1
9. Diagnosis of cardiomyopathy induced by chemotherapy or peripartum within the 12 months prior to Visit 1
10. Symptomatic bradycardia or second or third degree heart block without a pacemaker after adjusting beta-blocker therapy, if appropriate
11. Systolic blood pressure (SBP) ? 180 mmHg at Visit 2. If SBP >150mmHg and
< 100 mmHg at Visit 1 or Visit 2
13. Chronic pulmonary disease requiring home oxygen, oral steroid therapy or
hospitalisation for exacerbation within 12 months, or significant chronic pulmonary
disease in the opinion of the investigator, or primary pulmonary arterial hypertension
14. Indication of liver disease, defined by serum levels of either ALT (SGPT), AST
(SGOT), or alkaline phosphatase above 3 x upper limit of normal (ULN) as
determined at Visit 1
15. Impaired renal function, defined as eGFR < 20 mL/min/1.73 m2 (CKD-EPI) or
requiring dialysis, as determined at Visit 1
16. Haemoglobin (HgB) < 10 ng/mL, and biopsy Gleason score of ? 6 and clinical stage T1c or T2a)
21. Presence of any other disease than heart failure with a life expectancy of s
opinion, makes them an unreliable trial subject or unlikely to complete the trial
27. Women who are pregnant, nursing, or who plan to become pregnant while in the trial
28. Any other clinical condition that would jeopardise patients safety while participating in this trial, or may prevent the subject from adhering to the trial protocol
29. Implanted cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or a cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) within 3 months prior to Visit 1, or if there is an intent to implant ICD or CRT within 3 months of visit 1
The purpose of the study is to generate a bio bank of specimens for research. We will tissue that would otherwise be discarded from clinical or surgical procedure and information from medical records. We will also collect discarded blood, urines and sputum. Collecting samples will help to better understanding the mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases, identify biomarkers for early diagnosis and to predict safety and efficacy of new therapies.
The objective of this event-driven trial is to demonstrate superiority of empagliflozin 10 mg versus placebo in patients with symptomatic, chronic HF and preserved ejection fraction (LVEF > 40%) under stable treatment of HF symptoms.
?Male or female patient, age >= 18 years at screening.
?Patients with chronic HF (Chronic Heart Failure) NYHA (New York Heart Association classification) class II-IV and preserved EF (Ejection Fraction)(LVEF (Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction) > 40 %) and elevated NT-proBNP (N-terminal of the prohormone brain natriuretic peptide) > 300 pg/ml for patients without AF, OR > 900 pg/ml for patients with AF, analysed at the Central laboratory at Visit 1
?Structural heart disease within 6 months prior to Visit 1, OR documented HHF (Hospitalisation for Heart Failure) within 12 months prior to Visit 1
?Stable dose of oral diuretics, if prescribed
?Signed and dated written ICF (informed consent form)
?Further inclusion criteria apply
?Myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass graft surgery or other major cardiovascular surgery, stroke or TIA (Transient Ischaemic Attack) in past 90 days prior to Visit 1
?Heart transplant recipient or listed for heart transplant
?Acute decompensated HF (Heart Failure)
?Systolic blood pressure (SBP) >= 180 mmHg at Visit 2.
?Symptomatic hypotension and/or a SBP < 100 mmHg
?Indication of liver disease,
?Impaired renal function, defined as eGFR (Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate) < 20 mL/min/1.73 m2 (CKD-EPI (Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration Equation))cr or requiring dialysis
?History of ketoacidosis
?Treatment with any SGLT (Sodium-glucose co-transporter) -2 inhibitor or combined SGLT-1 and 2 inhibitor
?Currently enrolled in another investigational device or drug trial
?Known allergy or hypersensitivity to empagliflozin or other SGLT-2 inhibitors
?Women who are pregnant, nursing, or who plan to become pregnant while in the trial
?Further exclusion criteria may apply
The purpose of this study is to test if LCZ696 taken twice a day, compared to ramipril taken twice a day, is safe and effective in reducing complications following an acute myocardial infarction (post-AMI), such as death from cardiovascular (CV) causes, hospitalization for heart failure (HF), or outpatient HF.
LCZ696 is a medicine which has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of people with chronic heart failure (NYHA Class II-IV) and reduced ejection fraction. It has not been approved for treatment following a heart attack, the medical condition that you have. The medicine being tested in this study is not currently available for patients with your medical condition to receive a prescription for and/or to buy in any country. To date, over 21,000 subjects have taken LCZ696 in studies that have been performed in healthy subjects and patients with hypertension, heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.
The other medicine in this study, also called the comparator drug, is ramipril which is currently available on the market and approved for the treatment of patients with clinical signs of congestive heart failure post-AMI. Ramipril belongs to a class of medications called angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, or ACE inhibitors (ACEIs), recommended as standard -of- care to treat the post-AMI patients.
Current care patterns for patients with acute chest pain fail to provide optimal quality and value. To avoid missing acute
coronary syndrome (ACS), emergency physicians hospitalize >50% of patients who present to the Emergency Department with
chest pain. However, s success with the HEART Pathway, the next logical step is regional dissemination.
This project will leverage Carolinas Collaborative infrastructure to collect data specific to the HEART Pathway from all 4 health
systems, establishing rates of healthcare utilization and ACS outcomes for Emergency Department patients with chest pain in
the Carolinas. In addition, we will engage key stakeholders at each health system to develop an implementation strategy. This
proposal builds on our prior work and will provide pilot data essential for a larger grant application that will support rigorous
testing and implementation of the HEART Pathway across Carolinas Collaborative health systems.