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Effects of Nebivolol on Subclinical Left Ventricular dySfunction: A Comparative Study Against Metoprolol (ENESYS)

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: NCT00942487
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 21, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 21, 2009
Information provided by:
Berlin-Chemie Menarini

Brief Summary:


  • Study title: Effects of Nebivolol on subclinical left ventricular dysfunction. A comparative study against Metoprolol. (ENESYS study)
  • Study phase: 3
  • Study design (parallel, cross-over, etc.), randomisation and blinding procedures, type of control (placebo or active): randomised, parallel, active-controlled, open label
  • Study treatment(s)/drug(s): Nebivolol versus Metoprolol
  • Patients:

    • characteristics: patients with hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy
    • planned total number: 50
  • Study duration:

    • total enrolment period (months): 18
    • treatment period (months): 6
    • follow up period (months): 6
  • Total study duration (months): 24

    • Number of Centres: 1
    • Country(ies): Romania (RO)

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Primary Arterial Hypertension Drug: Nebilet Drug: Corvitol Phase 3

Detailed Description:



    • Longitudinal myocardial velocities at rest (assessed by tissue Doppler echocardiography)
    • Systolic functional reserve (calculated as the absolute and relative increase of the myocardial systolic velocities at peak stress from rest)
    • Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP, NT-pro BNP) after a 6-months period of treatment with nebivolol versus metoprolol. An improvement of more than 20% of the myocardial resting velocities of systolic functional reserve is considered to be clinically relevant. The working hypothesis is that the improvement of subclinical left ventricular dysfunction after 6 months of treatment is going to be greater in patients who receive nebivolol than in those who receive metoprolol.

    • Global systolic function (ejection fraction)
    • Radial myocardial velocities
    • Right ventricular function
    • Global diastolic function
    • Left ventricular mass index

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of NEbivolol on Subclinical Left Ventricular dYSfunction. A Comparative Study Against Metoprolol. The ENESYS Study. A Phase 3, Randomised, Parallel, Active-controlled, Open Label Study
Study Start Date : April 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2009

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Nebivolol Drug: Nebilet
Trade-mark: Nebilet® (Berlin-Chemie Menarini) INN: nebivolol Dosage and route of administration: 5 mg tablets, o.d. for oral administration

Active Comparator: Metoprolol Drug: Corvitol
Trade-mark: Corvitol (Berlin-Chemie Menarini) INN: metoprolol Dosage and route of administration: 50 mg tablets, b.d. (100 mg/day) for oral administration

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes of: longitudinal myocardial velocities at rest (assessed by TDE), systolic functional reserve (calculated as the absolute and relative increase of the myocardial systolic velocities at peak stress from rest), NT-proBNP [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Global systolic function (ejection fraction) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  2. Radial myocardial velocities [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  3. Right ventricular function [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  4. Global diastolic function [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  5. Left ventricular mass index [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • aged 18 years or older, men and women, hospitalized and outpatients
  • with a history of primary arterial hypertension
  • with a daytime ambulatory blood pressure >140 and/or >90 mm Hg
  • with left ventricular hypertrophy: LVMI > 125 g/m2 for men, and > 110 g/m2 for women, by Devereux formula, as recommended by the ESH-ESC guidelines (14)
  • in sinus rhythm
  • consented, by signing the Informed Consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe arterial hypertension (systolic blood pressure > 180 mm Hg and/or diastolic blood pressure > 110 mm Hg)
  • Any history of coronary heart disease (stable angina, acute coronary syndromes, myocardial infarction)
  • Any history of cerebrovascular disease
  • Renal impairment (creatinine > 1.5 mg% for men, > 1.4 mg% for women)
  • Left ventricular global systolic dysfunction (EF < 45%)
  • More than mild valvar (mitral or aortic) regurgitation
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Pericarditis
  • Cor pulmonale
  • Pregnancy or lactating women
  • Any significant co-morbidities
  • Contraindication to beta-blocker therapy
  • Concomitant treatment with other beta-blockers
  • Participation to another investigational study in the last 3 months

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00942487

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University and Emergency Hospital
Bucharest, Romania, 050098
Sponsors and Collaborators
Berlin-Chemie Menarini
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Principal Investigator: Dragos VINEREANU, MD University and Emergency Hospital Bucharest, Romania

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Professor Dragos VINEREANU, University and Emergency Hospital of Bucharest Identifier: NCT00942487    
Other Study ID Numbers: MeRo/04/Neb-LVD/003
First Posted: July 21, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 21, 2009
Last Verified: July 2009
Keywords provided by Berlin-Chemie Menarini:
arterial hypertension
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Ventricular Dysfunction
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Antihypertensive Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Adrenergic beta-1 Receptor Antagonists
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists
Adrenergic Antagonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Vasodilator Agents
Adrenergic beta-1 Receptor Agonists
Adrenergic beta-Agonists
Adrenergic Agonists