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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Heart Failure
and you are
over 18
years old
This is a second phase trial assessing
efficacy and side effects of the new treatment.
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The purpose

In addition to the blood pressure lowering effects of aliskiren, it may have beneficial effects on blocking the so called RAAS (renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system) at the tissue level. An increase of angiotensin II is associated with progression of heart failure. Although the use of ACE-inhibitors in heart failure shows clinical benefit, an increase in angiotensin II due to an angiotensin II "escape" phenomenon is not desirable. It is not yet known if a direct renin inhibitor can reduce or even prevent the angiotensin II escape phenomenon associated with the use of an ACE-inhibitor. Therefore the study tested the effects of ramipril, aliskiren and the combination of both on levels of angiotensin II in the blood in patients with systolic heart failure

Provided treatments

  • Drug: aliskiren
  • Drug: ramipril
  • Drug: Placebo to aliskiren
  • Drug: Placebo to ramipril
Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT00923156. The sponsor of the trial is Novartis Pharmaceuticals and it is looking for 123 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
ESCAPE-SHF: A Double-blind, Double-dummy, Randomized, Multicenter, Parallel Group Study to Evaluate the Effects of Aliskiren, Ramipril and Combination Treatment on Plasma Concentration of Angiotensin II in Patients With Decompensated Systolic Heart Failure