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Registration number
NCT00174785
Ethics application status
Date submitted
13/09/2005
Date registered
15/09/2005
Date last updated
12/01/2010

Titles & IDs
Public title
A Trial With Dronedarone to Prevent Hospitalization or Death in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation
Scientific title
A Placebo-controlled,Double-blind,Parallel Arm Trial to Assess the Efficacy of Dronedarone 400mg Bid for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Hospitalization or Death From Any Cause in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation/Atrial Flutter (AF/AFL)
Secondary ID [1] 0 0
EFC5555
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
ATHENA
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Atrial Fibrillation 0 0
Atrial Flutter 0 0
Condition category
Condition code
Cardiovascular 0 0 0 0
Other cardiovascular diseases
Cardiovascular 0 0 0 0
Coronary heart disease

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Interventional
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Treatment: Drugs - dronedarone (SR33589)
Treatment: Drugs - placebo

Experimental: Dronedarone 400mg bid - Dronedarone 400mg tablets twice daily (bid)

Placebo Comparator: Placebo - matching placebo tablets


Treatment: Drugs: dronedarone (SR33589)
oral administration (tablets)

Treatment: Drugs: placebo
oral administration (tablets)

Intervention code [1] 0 0
Treatment: Drugs
Comparator / control treatment
Control group

Outcomes
Primary outcome [1] 0 0
First Hospitalization for Cardiovascular Reason or Death From Any Cause
Timepoint [1] 0 0
minimum follow-up duration: 1 year ; maximum: 2.5 years
Secondary outcome [1] 0 0
Death From Any Cause
Timepoint [1] 0 0
minimum follow-up duration: 1 year ; maximum: 2.5 years
Secondary outcome [2] 0 0
First Hospitalization for Cardiovascular Reason
Timepoint [2] 0 0
minimum follow-up duration: 1 year ; maximum: 2.5 years
Secondary outcome [3] 0 0
Cardiovascular Death
Timepoint [3] 0 0
minimum follow-up duration: 1 year ; maximum: 2.5 years

Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
- 1. Patients aged 75 years or older (70 years before protocol amendment 1), or patients
aged at least 70 years (any age before protocol amendment 1) with one or more of the
following risk factors at baseline:

- Hypertension (taking antihypertensive drugs of at least two different classes)

- Diabetes

- Prior cerebrovascular accident (stroke or transient ischemic attack) or systemic
embolism

- Left atrium diameter greater than or equal to 50 mm by echocardiography

- Left ventricular ejection fraction less than 0.40 by 2D-echocardiography
(two-dimensional echocardiography)

- 2. Availability of one electrocardiogram (ECG) within the last 6 months, showing that
the patient was or is in AF/AFL

- 3. Availability of one ECG within the last 6 months, showing that the patient was or
is in sinus rhythm
Minimum age
70 Years
Maximum age
No limit
Gender
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
No
Key exclusion criteria
General criteria:

- 1. Refusal or inability to give informed consent to participate in the study

- 2. Any non cardiovascular illness or disorder that could preclude participation or
severely limit survival including cancer with metastasis and organ transplantation
requiring immune suppression

- 3. Pregnant women (pregnancy test must be negative) or women of childbearing potential
not on adequate birth control: only women with a highly effective method of
contraception [oral contraception or intra-uterine device (IUD)] or sterile can be
randomized.

- 4. Breastfeeding women

- 5. Previous (2 preceding months) or current participation in another clinical trial
with an investigational drug (under development) or with an investigational device

- 6. Previous participation in this trial

Criteria Related to a cardiac condition:

- 7. Patients in permanent atrial fibrillation

- 8. Patients in unstable hemodynamic condition such as acute pulmonary edema within 12
hours prior to start of study medication; cardiogenic shock; treatment with
intra-venous pressor agents; patients on respirator; congestive heart failure of stage
NYHA IV (New York Heart Association classification) within the last 4 weeks;
uncorrected, hemodynamically significant primary obstructive valvular disease;
hemodynamically significant obstructive cardiomyopathy; a cardiac operation or
revascularization procedure within 4 weeks preceding randomization

- 9. Planned major non-cardiac or cardiac surgery or procedures including surgery for
valvular heart disease, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) , percutaneous coronary
intervention (PCI) , or on urgent cardiac transplantation list

- 10. Acute myocarditis or constrictive pericarditis

- 11. Bradycardia < 50 bpm and/or PR-interval > 0.28 sec on the last 12-lead ECG

- 12. Significant sinus node disease (documented pause of 3 seconds or more) or 2nd or
3rd degree atrioventricular block (AV-block) unless treated with a pacemaker

Criteria Related to Concomitant Medications:

- 13. Need of a concomitant medication that is prohibited in this trial, including the
requirement for Vaughan Williams Class I and III anti-arrhythmic drugs, that would
preclude the use of study drug during the planned study period

Criteria Related to Laboratory Abnormalities:

- 14. Plasma potassium < 3.5 mmol/l (as anti-arrhythmic drugs can be arrhythmogenic in
patients with hypokalemia, this must be corrected prior to randomization)

- 15. A calculated Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) at baseline <10 ml/min using the
Cockroft Gault formula

Study design
Purpose of the study
Prevention
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Blinded (masking used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?
The people receiving the treatment/s


The people analysing the results/data
Intervention assignment
Parallel
Other design features
Phase
Phase 3
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Completed
Data analysis
Reason for early stopping/withdrawal
Other reasons
Date of first participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last data collection
Anticipated
Actual
Sample size
Target
Accrual to date
Final
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
Recruitment hospital [1] 0 0
Sanofi-Aventis Administrative Office - New South Wales
Recruitment postcode(s) [1] 0 0
- New South Wales
Recruitment outside Australia
Country [1] 0 0
United States of America
State/province [1] 0 0
New Jersey
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Argentina
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Buenos Aires
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Austria
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Wien
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Belgium
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Diegem
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Canada
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Laval
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Chile
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Santiago
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China
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Shangaï
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Czech Republic
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Praha
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Finland
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Helsinki
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Germany
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Berlin
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Greece
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Athens
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Hong Kong
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Causeway Bay
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Hungary
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Budapest
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India
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Mumbai
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Israel
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Natanya
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Italy
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Milano
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Korea, Republic of
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Seoul
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Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur
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Mexico
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Mexico
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Morocco
State/province [20] 0 0
Casablanca
Country [21] 0 0
Netherlands
State/province [21] 0 0
Gouda
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New Zealand
State/province [22] 0 0
Macquarie Park
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Norway
State/province [23] 0 0
Lysaker
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Philippines
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Makati City
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Poland
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Warszawa
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Portugal
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Porto Salvo
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Russian Federation
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Moscow
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Singapore
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Singapore
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South Africa
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Midrand
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Spain
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Barcelona
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Sweden
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Bromma
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Taiwan
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Taipei
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Thailand
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Bangkok
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Tunisia
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Megrine
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Turkey
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Istanbul
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United Kingdom
State/province [36] 0 0
Guildford Surrey

Funding & Sponsors
Primary sponsor type
Commercial sector/Industry
Name
Sanofi
Address
Country

Ethics approval
Ethics application status

Summary
Brief summary
To assess the efficacy of dronedarone in preventing cardiovascular hospitalization or death
from any cause in a population of high-risk patients with atrial fibrillation/atrial flutter
(AF/AFL).

To assess that dronedarone is well tolerated in this population.
Trial website
https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00174785
Trial related presentations / publications
Hohnloser SH, Connolly SJ, Crijns HJ, Page RL, Seiz W, Torp-Petersen C. Rationale and design of ATHENA: A placebo-controlled, double-blind, parallel arm Trial to assess the efficacy of dronedarone 400 mg bid for the prevention of cardiovascular Hospitalization or death from any cause in patiENts with Atrial fibrillation/atrial flutter. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2008 Jan;19(1):69-73. Epub 2007 Nov 21.
Public notes

Contacts
Principal investigator
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International Clinical Development
Address 0 0
Sanofi
Country 0 0
Phone 0 0
Fax 0 0
Email 0 0
Contact person for public queries
Name 0 0
Address 0 0
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Phone 0 0
Fax 0 0
Email 0 0
Contact person for scientific queries

Summary results
Other publications