Assessing Changes in Myocardial Tissue and Blood in Patients With Advanced Heart Disease
Tissue and serum samples collected from end-stage heart failure patients receiving left ventricular assist device implantation (LVAD) or heart transplantation will provide information regarding the basic science of heart disease. Tissue and serum samples collected from a limited numbers of "healthy controls" (donors that their grafts won't be utilized) will serve as a comparator in research database projects.
This is a registry project; there are no investigational treatments, drug or procedures associated with participation in registry activities. This project is an organized data gathering and storing (database) endeavor with specific focus on the biological and genetic parameters of heart disease. Data collection will not immediately influence the course of treatment for any patient.
Congestive Heart Failure
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Assessing Changes in Myocardial Tissue and Blood in Patients With Advanced Heart Disease|
Serum and myocardial tissue.
|Study Start Date:||September 2008|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||September 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Advanced Heart Failure Therapy Group
Patients diagnosed with end stage heart failure undergoing either VAD implantation or heart transplantation.
Normal Hearts Group
Control samples will be obtained from individuals undergoing other types of cardiac surgery during which it is routine to discard some tissue intraoperatively.
Brief description of procedures:
After informed consent is obtained from the patient, the blood samples will be obtained either during a procedure from access lines inserted for the procedure or they will be drawn when other ordered lab work is done at specific time points as outlined in the following protocol. Tissue samples will be obtained at the time of LVAD implantation by keeping the part of the left ventricular apex that the surgeon is removing in order to place the inflow cannula of the LVAD. No extra tissue sample, other than the tissue that has to be removed as a part of a standard LVAD, will be collected.
|Contact: Stavros G Drakos, M.Demail@example.com|
|United States, Utah|
|Intermountain Medical Center||Recruiting|
|Murray, Utah, United States, 84157|
|Contact: Abdallah Kfoury, M.D 801-507-7000 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|University of Utah Hospital||Recruiting|
|Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84132|
|Contact: Dean Y Li, M.D, Ph.D 801-585-5505 email@example.com|
|VA Salt Lake City Health Care Syatem||Recruiting|
|Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84148|
|Contact: Josef Stehlik, M.D, M.P.H 801-582-1565 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator:||Dean Y Li, MD, Ph.D||University of Utah|