Heart failure is a condition in which the heart can’t pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. In some cases, the heart can’t fill with enough blood. In other cases, the heart can’t pump blood to the rest of the body with enough force. Some people have both problems.
The term “heart failure” doesn’t mean that your heart has stopped or is about to stop working. However, heart failure is a serious condition that requires medical care.
Do you suffer from heart failure?
This clinical research study is looking at the safety and effectiveness of an investigational medication option for people with heart failure.
Would you like to take part?
As a volunteer in a research study, you’ll receive personal, study-related medical care from the study doctor and regular follow up of your heart failure to monitor the effectiveness of the care you’ll receive. The results of this research will be used to find out if the experimental medication being studied will be of benefit to others with heart failure, and whether it will be made widely available to all Canadians with heart failure. Study volunteers are an important part of moving medical care forward.
You may qualify to participate in this study if you:
- Are male or female between the ages of 18 and 85
- Have a history of chronic heart failure
- Are currently hospitalized with the primary reason of heart failure, or prior heart failure hospitalization within 1 year prior to screening
You may not qualify to participate if you:
- Have experienced malignant cancer within 5 years prior to randomization
- Are not likely to be available to complete all protocol-related study visits or procedures
- Have had acute coronary syndrome, stroke or major cardiac surgery within the 3 months prior to randomization
- Have received an implantable cardioverter defibrillator within 30 days prior to randomization
- Have received any major organ transplant
There are other eligibility requirements that the study doctor will review. Only the study doctor can finally determine whether you are eligible to participate in the study or not.