This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions heart failure, type 2 diabetes, glucose intolerance
Treatments eplerenone, spironolactone
Phase phase 3
Sponsor Montreal Heart Institute
Collaborator Pfizer
Start date March 2012
End date March 2015
Trial size 62 participants
Trial identifier NCT01586442, WS1911307


In this proposal,the investigators will examine whether the selectivity of eplerenone for the MR will translate into a better glucose and metabolic profile compare to spironolactone in patients with HF with glucose intolerance or type 2 diabetes. In addition, the investigators will also compare the impact of these two agents on changes of concentrations of established prognostic biomarkers of neurohormonal activation and extracellular matrix turnover.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking double blind (subject, caregiver, investigator, outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose treatment
(Active Comparator)
spironolactone 12.5mg once daily titrated to 25mg once daily
spironolactone Aldactone
Spironolactone 12,5mg daily titrated to 25mg once daily for 16 weeks
Eplerenone 25mg once daily titrated to 50mg once daily
eplerenone Inspra
Eplerenone 25mg once daily titrated to 50 mg once daily for 4 months

Primary Outcomes

Glycated hemoglobin
time frame: 4 months
Fasting glucose and lipid profile
time frame: 4 months
Plasma insulin
time frame: 4 months
time frame: 4 months
time frame: 4 months
time frame: 4 months
time frame: 4 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: 1. Male or female at least 18 years old. 2. Symptomatic HF corresponding to NYHA class II-IV symptoms for at least 4 weeks prior randomization. 3. A diagnosis of 1) impaired glucose tolerance described as overnight fasting between blood glucose 5.6 and 6.9 mmol/L on two occasions; or 2) type 2 diabetes defined as overnight fasting between blood glucose of 7.0 mmol/L or more on two occasions; a HbA1c equal to or higher than 6.5% or more on two occasions; or as a history of type II diabetes treated with hypoglycemic agents. 4. LVEF equal to or lower than 40% documented by, contrast ventriculography, magnetic resonance imaging, radionuclide ventriculography or quantitative echocardiography within the previous 12 months if no cardiac event occurred since the measurement of the LVEF. The most recent measurements should be used. 5. Treatment with an optimal and stable dose of ACE inhibitor (or ARB) for at least 4 weeks prior to enrolment in the study. In addition, patients should be treated with a stable dose of beta-blockers for at least 4 weeks prior enrolment in the study. Patients incapable to tolerate bisoprolol, carvedilol or metoprolol will be allowed within the trial. 6. Informed consent must be obtained before any study specific procedures are performed Exclusion Criteria: 1. Current treatment with a combination of an ARB, an ACE or a renin inhibitor. 2. Type 1 diabetes 3. Known intolerance or allergy to eplerenone or spironolactone, including gynecomastia with spironolactone. 4. Estimated GFR < 30 mL/min/1.73 m2 as calculated using the MDRD equation (Appendix 1). 5. Current serum potassium higher than 5.0 mmol/L (higher than 5.0 mEq/L). 6. Current symptomatic hypotension and/or systolic B.P. < 90 mmHg. 7. Persistent systolic or diastolic hypertension (systolic > 170 mmHg or diastolic > 100 mmHg despite use of antihypertensive therapy). 8. HF secondary to any of the following conditions: hemodynamically significant primary stenotic valvular cardiomyopathy, isolated right sided CHF, non cardiac disease (e.g. uncorrected thyroid disease), pericardial disease, complex congenital heart disease, myocarditis. 9. Decompensated heart failure described as hospitalization or I.V. administration of medication in emergency room or heart failure clinic within 4 weeks (ex.: diuretics, inotropes, vasodilatators) 10. Current treatment with insulin 11. Stroke, acute coronary syndrome, PCI within the last 4 weeks before randomization. 12. Cardiac surgery within 3 months. 13. Significant liver disease (ALT x 3 times limit of normal). 14. Planned cardiac surgery expected to be performed within the next 6 months. 15. Previous heart transplant or heart transplant expected to be performed within the next 6 months. 16. Presence of any non-cardiac diseases likely to significantly shorten life expectancy to < 1 year. 17. Pregnant or lactating women or women of childbearing potential who are not protected from pregnancy by an accepted method of contraception, such as the oral contraceptive pill, an intrauterine device or surgical sterilization (all women of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test before randomization). 18. Any condition that in the opinion of the investigator would jeopardize the evaluation on efficacy or safety or be associated with poor adherence to the protocol. 19. Treatment with any investigational agent or device within 4 weeks of randomization.

Additional Information

Official title A Comparison of the Effects of Selective and Non Selective Mineralocorticoid Antagonism on Glucose Homeostasis and Lipid Profile of Heart Failure Patients With Glucose Intolerance or Type 2 Diabetes.
Principal investigator Michel White, MD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in December 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Montreal Heart Institute.