Efficacy of Ventavis Used in Real-life Setting. (SPHERA)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: May 17, 2011
Last updated: May 25, 2016
Last verified: May 2016

This is a registry of patients diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension, scheduled for treatment with Ventavis.

Typical clinical measures and quality of life will be prospectively followed in 12 months period.

Condition Intervention
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Drug: Inhaled iloprost (Ventavis, BAYQ6256)

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Efficacy of Inhaled Iloprost in Patients Treated Within the "Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Therapeutic Programme".

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Further study details as provided by Bayer:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes of the exercise capacity as measured by 6-minutes walking distance [ Time Frame: 3, 6, 9 and 12 months vs. baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes of depression score over time [ Time Frame: 3, 6, 9 and 12 months vs. baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Changes of functional capacity as measured by WHO classification system [ Time Frame: 3, 6, 9 and 12 months vs. baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Changes of pulmonary haemodynamics [ Time Frame: 3, 6, 9 and 12 months vs. baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Changes of serum level of natriuretic peptide B [ Time Frame: 3, 6, 9 and 12 months vs. baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Changes of Quality of Life score [ Time Frame: 3, 6, 9 and 12 months vs. baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 52
Study Start Date: August 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2016
Primary Completion Date: April 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Group 1
Drug (incl. Placebo)
Drug: Inhaled iloprost (Ventavis, BAYQ6256)
Patients treated with inhaled iloprost (Ventavis) 2.5 or 5 micrograms 6-9 times daily


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Adult patients prescribed Ventavis within the Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Therapeutic Programme.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension
  • Age 18+
  • Patients newly treated with Ventavis or switched from sildenafil

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Retrospective documentation is not allowed
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01355380

Many Locations, Poland
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Bayer Study Director Bayer
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Bayer
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01355380     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 15308  VE1010PL 
Study First Received: May 17, 2011
Last Updated: May 25, 2016
Health Authority: Poland: Office for Registration of Medicinal Products, Medical Devices and Biocidal Products

Keywords provided by Bayer:
Pulmonary arterial hypertension
Inhaled iloprost
Quality of life

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Familial Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
Cardiovascular Diseases
Hypertension, Pulmonary
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
Vasodilator Agents

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on May 30, 2016