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NCT number NCT03425422
Study type Interventional
Source LivaNova
Contact Patricia Wedge
Phone 617-423-7999
Email pwedge@ccstrials.com
Status Not yet recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date April 2018
Completion date December 2022

Clinical Trial Summary

A multi-center randomized controlled clinical trial to evaluate Autonomic Regulation Therapy with the VITARIA system in patients with symptomatic heart failure and reduced ejection fraction.


Clinical Trial Description

ANTHEM-HFrEF is a multi-center, open-label, randomized controlled clinical trial with an adaptive design. Patients with symptomatic heart failure and reduced LVEF will be enrolled and randomized 2:1 to receive VITARIA system implantation on the right cervical vagus nerve in addition to stable guideline-directed medical therapy (therapy), or to continue receiving stable guideline-directed medical therapy alone (control arm).

Subjects in the therapy arm will receive continuous, periodic VNS stimulation after surgery is completed, and will undergo visits for VNS up titration over a period of 3 months. Subjects in the control arm will also undergo scheduled visits at a similar frequency as the titration visits that are scheduled for subjects in the therapy arm. Data for safety and efficacy assessments will be collected for both study arms at 4 weeks post-randomization, every 3 months for the first 12 months, and every 4 months thereafter.


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