Characteristics of Patients With Amyloidosis & Heart Failure Being Evaluated for a Heart Transplant
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00456040|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 4, 2007
Last Update Posted : April 4, 2007
|Condition or disease|
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|
|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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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00456040
|Principal Investigator:||Marc J Semigran, MD||Massachusetts General Hospital|