Last updated on April 2019

EMPagliflozin outcomE tRial in Patients With chrOnic heaRt Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction (EMPEROR-Preserved)


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Heart failure
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion criteria:

  • Male or female patient, age >= 18 years at screening. For Japan only: Age >=20 years at screening
  • Patients with chronic HF (Chronic Heart Failure) NYHA (New York Heart Association classification) class II-IV and preserved EF (Ejection Fraction)(LVEF (Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction) > 40 %) and elevated NT-proBNP (N-terminal of the prohormone brain natriuretic peptide) > 300 pg/ml for patients without AF, OR > 900 pg/ml for patients with AF, analysed at the Central laboratory at Visit 1
  • Structural heart disease within 6 months prior to Visit 1, OR documented HHF (Hospitalisation for Heart Failure) within 12 months prior to Visit 1
  • Stable dose of oral diuretics, if prescribed
  • Signed and dated written ICF (informed consent form)
  • Further inclusion criteria apply

Exclusion criteria:

  • Myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass graft surgery or other major cardiovascular surgery, stroke or TIA (Transient Ischaemic Attack) in past 90 days prior to Visit 1
  • Heart transplant recipient or listed for heart transplant
  • Acute decompensated HF (Heart Failure)
  • Systolic blood pressure (SBP) >= 180 mmHg at Visit 2.
  • Symptomatic hypotension and/or a SBP < 100 mmHg
  • Indication of liver disease,
  • Impaired renal function, defined as eGFR (Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate) < 20 mL/min/1.73 m2 (CKD-EPI (Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration Equation))cr or requiring dialysis
  • History of ketoacidosis
  • Current use or prior use of a SGLT (Sodium-glucose co-transporter) -2 inhibitor or combined SGLT-1 and 2 inhibitor
  • Currently enrolled in another investigational device or drug trial
  • Known allergy or hypersensitivity to empagliflozin or other SGLT-2 inhibitors
  • Women who are pregnant, nursing, or who plan to become pregnant while in the trial
  • Further exclusion criteria may apply

Recruitment Status: Open


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