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Study to Compare Ferric Carboxymaltose With Placebo in Patients With Acute Heart Failure and Iron Deficiency

2016-10-19 02:38:21 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Study to Compare Ferric Carboxymaltose With Placebo in Patients With Acute Heart Failure and Iron Deficiency (Affirm-AHF)

Description

This is a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled Trial (RCT). The 52 weeks observation period following randomisation is considered appropriate to investigate the primary endpoint of recurrent HF hospitalisations and CV death. To evaluate the effect of intravenous ferric carboxymaltose (IV FCM) in iron deficient subjects with AHF, subjects will be enrolled during a hospital stay (Index hospitalisation) after the acute care treatment of the index event has been stabilised. All subjects will continue to receive their established standard therapy for HF and medical emergencies will be treated according to local routine.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Iron Deficiency

Intervention

ferric carboxymaltose, Normal saline 0.9%

Location

Clinical Military Hospital
Wroclaw
Poland
50-891

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Vifor Inc.

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-10-19T02:38:21-0400

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