Dronedarone Pattern of Use in Patients Scheduled for Elective Cardioversion (ELECTRA)

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Status and phase

Terminated
Phase 4

Conditions

Atrial Fibrillation

Treatments

Drug: Dronedarone
Drug: Placebo (for dronedarone)

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Industry

Identifiers

NCT01026090
DRONE_L_04742

Details and patient eligibility

About

Primary Objective: To determine whether daily administration of dronedarone started 5-7 days before cardioversion is superior to dronedarone started only after cardioversion with respect to the absence of symptomatic, ECG confirmed, atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence over 6 months in adult patients with persistent AF, for whom cardioversion is clinically indicated and planned to reduce symptoms and antiarrhythmic treatment is clinically indicated to reduce the risk of cardiovascular hospitalization due to AF. Secondary Objectives: Main Secondary : To assess the number of symptomatic AF recurrences/patient/6 months with and without ECG confirmation; To assess characteristics of symptomatic AF recurrence in the two treatment arms (frequency, duration of episodes, type, number, and severity of AF symptoms per patient); To compare the rates of early recurrences of AF between the two treatment strategies; Other secondary: To assess whether there is a difference in proportion of patients with symptomatic AF recurrences (with and without ECG confirmation) between the two treatment strategies; To assess whether there is a difference in number of electrical cardioversions per patient between the two treatment strategies; To assess the impact of the two strategies on number of shocks, cumulative amount of energy delivered, shock failure, and immediate success of cardioversion; To assess whether there is a difference in rate of cardiovascular (CV) hospitalizations and length of hospital stay between the two treatment strategies; To assess whether there is a difference in quality of life between the two treatment strategies.

Full description

The study period of approximatively 6 months consisted in: Double-blind treatment period (placebo or dronedarone) for 5-7 days prior to cardioversion; Electrical cardioversion; Open-label treatment period with dronedarone for 6 months after cardioversion.

Enrollment

292 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

- Adult patients with persistent AF (current episode at the screening visit >72 hrs and <12 month duration), for whom cardioversion was clinically indicated and planned to reduce symptoms and antiarrhythmic treatment was clinically indicated to reduce the risk of cardiovascular hospitalization due to AF.

Exclusion criteria

  • Severe congestive heart failure (NYHA Class IV) and other unstable hemodynamic conditions;
  • Bradycardia <50 bpm;
  • QTc Bazett interval ≥500 ms;
  • Second- or third- degree atrio-ventricular (AV) block, or sick sinus syndrome (except when used in conjunction with a functioning pacemaker);
  • Severe hepatic impairment;
  • Pregnancy and lactation;
  • History of hypersensitivity reactions to dronedarone or any of its excipients or component of the container.

Concomitant drugs:

  • Antiarrhythmic drugs (AADs) other than dronedarone should not be administered during the study and should be withdrawn for at least five plasma half-lives prior to the first study drug administration;
  • Dronedarone should not be co-administered with strong CYP3A4 inhibitors;
  • Dronedarone should not be co-administered with drugs inducing torsades de pointes.

The above information is not intended to contain all considerations relevant to a patient's potential participation in a clinical trial.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Double Blind

292 participants in 2 patient groups, including a placebo group

Dronedarone pre-cardioversion
Experimental group
Description:
Dronedarone 400 mg twice a day for 5-7 days prior to cardioversion, then dronedarone 400 mg twice a day for 6 months after cardioversion
Treatment:
Drug: Dronedarone
Placebo pre-cardioversion
Placebo Comparator group
Description:
Placebo (for dronedarone) twice a day for 5-7 days prior to cardioversion, then dronedarone 400 mg twice a day for 6 months after cardioversion
Treatment:
Drug: Placebo (for dronedarone)
Drug: Dronedarone

Trial contacts and locations

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