Hospitalizations for worsening heart failure due to fluid overload (congestion) are common. Agents that treat congestion without causing electrolyte abnormalities or worsening renal function are needed. Tolvaptan is an oral vasopressin (V 2 ) antagonist that decreases body weight and increases urine volume without inducing renal dysfunction or hypokalemia. The Efficacy of Vasopressin antagonism in Heart Failure Outcome Study with Tolvaptan (EVEREST) trial is evaluating mortality, morbidity, and patient-assessed global clinical status in patients treated with tolvaptan compared with standard care.

Rationale and design of the multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the Efficacy of Vasopressin antagonism in Heart Failure : Outcome Study with Tolvaptan (EVEREST) / M. Gheorghiade, C. Orlandi, J.C. Burnett, D. Demets, L. Grinfeld, A. Maggioni, K. Swedberg, J. E. Udelson, F. Zannad, C. Zimmer, M.A. Konstam, P. Agostoni. - In: JOURNAL OF CARDIAC FAILURE. - ISSN 1071-9164. - 11:4(2005 May), pp. 260-269.

Rationale and design of the multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the Efficacy of Vasopressin antagonism in Heart Failure : Outcome Study with Tolvaptan (EVEREST)

P. Agostoni
2005-05

Abstract

Hospitalizations for worsening heart failure due to fluid overload (congestion) are common. Agents that treat congestion without causing electrolyte abnormalities or worsening renal function are needed. Tolvaptan is an oral vasopressin (V 2 ) antagonist that decreases body weight and increases urine volume without inducing renal dysfunction or hypokalemia. The Efficacy of Vasopressin antagonism in Heart Failure Outcome Study with Tolvaptan (EVEREST) trial is evaluating mortality, morbidity, and patient-assessed global clinical status in patients treated with tolvaptan compared with standard care.
Clinical trials; Heart failure; Morbidity; Mortality; Vasopressin
Settore MED/11 - Malattie dell'Apparato Cardiovascolare
JOURNAL OF CARDIAC FAILURE
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