Characteristics of Patients With Amyloidosis & Heart Failure Being Evaluated for a Heart Transplant

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 4, 2007
Last Update Posted : April 4, 2007
Information provided by:
Massachusetts General Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to describe the characteristics of patients with amyloidosis and severe heart failure being evaluated for cardiac and stem cell transplantation.

Condition or disease

Detailed Description:

Systemic amyloidosis is a progressive disease leading to organ failure and death. Treatment has improved survival with stem-cell transplantation. Unfortunately, patients with amyloidosis and severe heart failure are not eligible for stem-cell transplantation.

The average rate of survival for patients with amyloidosis who receive a heart transplant is decreased.

Previous trials have raised the possibility that survival may be increased in patients with amyloidosis, if chemotherapy and stem-cell transplantation is performed after a heart transplant.

We plan to review data of patients with amyloidosis and heart failure who were being evaluated for a heart transplant.

Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 25 participants
Observational Model: Defined Population
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Characteristics of Patients With Systemic Amyloidosis and Severe Heart Failure Being Evaluated for a Sequential Cardiac and Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation
Study Start Date : March 2007
Study Completion Date : March 2007

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with amyloidosis
  • NYHA class III or IV heart failure
  • Patients undergoing heart transplant evaluation
  • Patients less than 18 years of age

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have unstable pulse and blood pressure

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00456040

Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts General Hospital
Principal Investigator: Marc J Semigran, MD Massachusetts General Hospital Identifier: NCT00456040     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007-p-000302
First Posted: April 4, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 4, 2007
Last Verified: April 2007

Keywords provided by Massachusetts General Hospital:
heart failure
heart transplant
stem cell transplant

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Proteostasis Deficiencies
Metabolic Diseases