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Nt-proBNP Guided Primary Prevention of CV Events in Diabetic Patients (PONTIAC)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00562952
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 26, 2007
Last Update Posted : May 3, 2012
Roche Pharma AG
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Martin Huelsmann, Medical University of Vienna

Brief Summary:
Increased levels of NT-proBNP are known to increase the risk of cardiac events in diabetic patients. The other way around, patients with normal values have an excellent prognosis on short-term. We intend in our study to proof the hypothesis, whether it is possible to decrease NT-proBNP levels by intensified cardiac prevention care We aim those patients, who already have elevated levels, although no history of a cardiac disease. This decrease in NT-proBNP should be translated consequently in a decrease in cardiac events

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diabetes Mellitus Heart Failure Coronary Artery Disease Drug: Telmisartan, Bisoprolol Drug: placebo Phase 2 Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 300 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Nt-proBNP Guided Prevention of Cardiovascular Events in a Population of Diabetic Patients Without a History of Cardiac Disease
Study Start Date : November 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2011

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Drug Information available for: Bisoprolol

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: 1
Patient will receive cardiac therapy to decrease NT-proBNP levels. This will be primarily RAAS-Antagonists and Betablocker. Blood pressure will be lowered to target values. A decrease of NT-proBNP is also known form life-style changes. Thus the patient will be educated to be trained
Drug: Telmisartan, Bisoprolol
Dosage will be given dependent on the NT-pro-BNP levels. Up-titration will be performed until values are decreased to 50% or below normal cut-point

Placebo Comparator: 2
Patients will be followed 2 years. Care will be given by the responsible unit ( Dept.of Endocrinology) as clinical appropriate. Event rates will be obtained. After one year NT-proBNP will be measured.
Drug: placebo
no intervention

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Reduction in cardiac events [ Time Frame: 2 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Decrease in NT-pro-BNP in the treatment arm [ Time Frame: 1 ]
  2. Reduction in NT-proBNP [ Time Frame: 1 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years to 95 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age > 18 years
  • Known Diabetes mellitus > 6 months
  • Increased Nt-proBNP above 125pg/ml
  • Given informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Disease other than diabetes, with a life expectancy below 1 year
  • patients who suffer from chronic infection or malignant disease
  • Women in childbearing age without contraceptive
  • History of cardiac disease
  • systemic cortisone treatment
  • patients who are on chronic or acute hemodialysis, ultra filtration or peritoneal dialysis

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00562952

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General Hospital of Vienna Department of Endocrinology
Vienna, Austria, 1090
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria, 1090
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of Vienna
Roche Pharma AG
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Principal Investigator: Martin P Huelsmann, MD Medical University of Vienna Dept.of Cardiology
Principal Investigator: Richard Pacher, MD Medical University of Vienna Dept. of Cardiology
Study Director: Martin Clodi, MD Medical University of Vienna Dept. of Endocrinology
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Responsible Party: Martin Huelsmann, Doz., Medical University of Vienna Identifier: NCT00562952    
Other Study ID Numbers: 01/07
EK-Nr 391/2007 ( Other Identifier: Medical University of Vienna )
First Posted: November 26, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 3, 2012
Last Verified: May 2012
Keywords provided by Martin Huelsmann, Medical University of Vienna:
Natriuretic peptide
Heart failure
Heart disease
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Heart Failure
Coronary Artery Disease
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Coronary Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Antihypertensive Agents
Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Blockers
Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Adrenergic beta-1 Receptor Antagonists
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists
Adrenergic Antagonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents