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NCT ID: NCT01900600 Active, not recruiting - Clinical trials for Prior Acute Myocardial Infarction

Interleukin-1 Blockade With Canakinumab to Improve Exercise Capacity in Patients With Chronic Systolic Heart Failure and Elevated High Sensitivity C-reactive Protein (Hs-CRP)

Start date: April 2013
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

The proposed study is a sub-study of the CANTOS trial (A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, event driven trial of quarterly subcutaneous canakinumab in the prevention of recurrent cardiovascular events among stable post-myocardial infarction patients with elevated high sensitivity C-reaction protein (hsCRP) [CACZ885M2301]). The study proposes to perform serial Cardiopulmonary Exercise Tests (CPX) to prospectively measure changes in aerobic exercise capacity in patients with prior myocardial infarction (MI), elevated C reactive protein plasma levels, and symptomatic heart failure with reduced systolic function, who are enrolled in the main CANTOS trial and are randomly assigned to Canakinumab (3 different doses) or Placebo. The subjects enrolled in this substudy will undergo repeated CPX and echocardiograms over the first 12 months of the CANTOS trial. The subjects will received the experimental treatment as randomized in the main CANTOS trial and they will not receive any additional experimental treatment as part of the sub-study. This study is a an Investigator-initiated (Dr. Abbate) single-center (Virginia Commonwealth University) sub-study of the CANTOS trial, supported by Novartis pharmaceuticals.