MUNICH, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH (hereafter, "Daiichi Sankyo") today announced that the first patient has been enrolled into the ENVISAGE-TAVI AF study. The multinational, randomised phase 3b study will evaluate a treatment regimen based on the company's oral, once-daily direct factor Xa-inhibitor edoxaban (known by the brand name LIXIANA® outside the US and SAVAYSA® in the US) against a vitamin K antagonist based regimen, with or without antiplatelet therapy, in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) following successful transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The study will investigate the incidence of net adverse clinical events (NACE), including the composite of all-cause death, myocardial infarction (MI), ischaemic stroke, systemic thromboembolism (SEE), valve thrombosis, and major bleeding (International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis [ISTH] definition). Approximately 1,400 patients will be enrolled in ENVISAGE-TAVI AF from 200 clinical sites across Europe, the United States and Canada.
"ENVISAGE-TAVI AF is a very important study because it will provide the first clinical evidence comparing the safety and efficacy of an edoxaban-based versus a VKA-based regimen in non-valvular AF patients with indication for chronic oral anticoagulation after successful TAVI in a sufficiently powered study. In this study, edoxaban will be used with the approved dosage regimen for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation," said George Dangas, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and co-principal study investigator.
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has become an increasingly frequent procedure to treat aortic stenosis. Aortic stenosis is a progressing disease, and may turn into a life threatening condition. In patients undergoing a TAVI procedure, AF is a frequent comorbidity which requires chronic oral anticoagulation therapy.,
"At present, ENVISAGE-TAVI AF is the only study of patients undergoing TAVI designed to compare exclusively non-valvular AF patients on a novel oral anticoagulant regimen against a VKA-based regimen," said Nicolas M. van Mieghem, MD, PhD, Erasmus University of Rotterdam and co-principal investigator.
"ENVISAGE-TAVI AF will add to the growing body of evidence in the Edoxaban Clinical Research Programme, providing unique insights into the potential benefit of edoxaban in atrial fibrillation patients undergoing TAVI procedures, a high-risk population," said Hans J. Lanz, MD, Executive Director, Global Medical Affairs, Daiichi Sankyo.
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About ENVISAGE-TAVI AF
EdoxabaNVersus standard of care and theIr effectS on clinical outcomes in pAtients havinG undergonETranscatheter Aortic Valve Implantation - in Atrial Fibrillation (ENVISAGE-TAVI AF) is a prospective, randomised, open-label, blinded endpoint evaluation, parallel-group phase 3b study, evaluating the efficacy and safety of once-daily edoxaban against a regimen of a vitamin K antagonist, with or without antiplatelet therapy, in AF patients following successful transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The primary efficacy endpoint is incidence of net adverse clinical events (NACE), i.e., the composite of all-cause death, MI, ischemic stroke, SEE, valve thrombosis, and major bleeding (International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis [ISTH] definition). The primary safety endpoint is major bleeding (ISTH definition). Approximately 1,400 patients will be enrolled in ENVISAGE-TAVI AF from 200 clinical sites across Europe, the United States and Canada. Edoxaban will be used with the approved dosage regimen for stroke prevention in AF in each country.
For more information, please visit: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02943785.
AF is a condition where the heart beats irregularly and rapidly. When this happens, blood can pool and thicken in the chambers of the heart causing an increased risk of blood clots. These blood clots can break off and travel through the blood stream to the brain (or sometimes to another part of the body), where they have the potential to cause a stroke.
AF is the most common type of heart rhythm disorder, and is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. An estimated 8.8 million Europeans suffered from AF in 2010, and this figure is expected to at least double over the next 50 years. Compared to those without AF, people with the arrhythmia have a 3-5 times higher risk of stroke. One in five of all strokes are as a result of AF.
Edoxaban is an oral, once-daily, direct factor Xa (pronounced "Ten A") inhibitor. Factor Xa is one of the key components responsible for blood clotting, so inhibiting this makes the blood thin and less prone to clotting. Edoxaban is currently marketed in Japan, the U.S., South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Switzerland, the U.K., Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Austria, Portugal, and other European countries.
The edoxaban Summary of Product Characteristics can be viewed here:
About Edoxaban Clinical ResearchProgramme (ECRP)
Daiichi Sankyo is committed to expanding scientific knowledge about edoxaban, as demonstrated through our research programmes evaluating its use in a broad range of cardiovascular conditions, patient types and clinical settings in atrial fibrillation (AF) and venous thromboembolism (VTE). The Edoxaban Clinical Research Programme includes multiple RCTs (randomised, controlled trials), registries and non-interventional studies, with the goal of generating new clinical and real-world-data regarding its use in AF and VTE populations. Daiichi Sankyo expects that more than 100,000 patients will participate in the Edoxaban Clinical Research Programme, including completed, ongoing and future research.
The RCTs include:
In addition, global and regional registry studies will provide important real-world data about the use of edoxaban and other oral anticoagulants in everyday practice, and include:
We are committed to adding to the scientific body of knowledge around edoxaban in a variety of AF and VTE patients, including those who are vulnerable.
Daiichi Sankyo Fights Thrombosis
Daiichi Sankyo is your partner in antithrombotic therapy with the discovery and development of innovative products, to help patients with a wide range of cardiovascular conditions. These include EFIENT® (prasugrel) for acute coronary syndromes and LIXIANA® (edoxaban) for non-valvular atrial fibrillation, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Daiichi Sankyo's ongoing commitment in this field is demonstrated by their continued investment into patient-relevant clinical development activities that aim to advance the care and improve the lives of people suffering with these diseases. For more information, please visit: http://www.daiichi-sankyo.eu.
About Daiichi Sankyo
Daiichi Sankyo Group is dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical products to address diversified, unmet medical needs of patients in both mature and emerging markets. With over 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 16,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for hypertension and thrombotic disorders, under the Group's 2025 Vision to become a "Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology," Daiichi Sankyo research and development is primarily focused on bringing forth novel therapies in oncology, including immuno-oncology, with additional focus on new horizon areas, such as pain management, neurodegenerative diseases, heart and kidney diseases, and other rare diseases. For more information, please visit: http://www.daiichisankyo.com.
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