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The DIAMOND Study: Distensibility Improvement And Remodeling in Diastolic Heart Failure

2014-07-23 21:52:40 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to test the hypothesis that treatment with oral ALT-711 twice daily for 16 weeks will improve aortic distensibility, exercise tolerance, and quality of life in elderly patients with isolated diastolic heart failure (DHF), and that the improvements in exercise tolerance will correlate with the improvements in aortic distensibility.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Historical Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Heart Failure, Congestive

Intervention

ALT-711

Location

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Department of Cardiology
Winston-Salem
North Carolina
United States
27157-1045

Status

Completed

Source

Synvista Therapeutics, Inc

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:52:40-0400

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