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Multicenter Study of Immunoadsorption in Dilated Cardiomyopathy

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified November 2016 by University Medicine Greifswald
Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Foundation, Essen, Germany
ENDI-Foundation, Bad Homburg, Germany
Bristol-Myers Squibb
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University Medicine Greifswald Identifier:
First received: November 14, 2007
Last updated: November 22, 2016
Last verified: November 2016
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of immunoadsorption and subsequent IgG substitution in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy compared to a control group.

Condition Intervention Phase
Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Device: protein A immunoadsorption
Device: pseudo-immunoadsorption
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Multicentre, Randomized, Double-blind, Prospective Investigation on the Effects of Immunoadsorption on Cardiac Function in Patients With Dilated Cardiomyopathy

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Further study details as provided by University Medicine Greifswald:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) at rest, as determined by contrast echocardiography [ Time Frame: six months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical outcome (non-cardiovascular death, cardiovascular death, sudden death, hospitalization for cardiovascular cause/heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, unstable angina, stroke, cardiac interventions/procedures, clinical deterioration) [ Time Frame: 24 months ]
  • LVEF at rest, as determined by contrast echocardiography [ Time Frame: 12 and 24 months ]
  • Reduction of brain natriuretic peptides (BNP and/or NT pro-BNP) [ Time Frame: 6, 12, and 24 months ]
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise capacity [ Time Frame: 6, 12, and 24 months ]
  • LVEF at rest, as determined by magnetic resonance imaging (optional) [ Time Frame: 6, 12, and 24 months ]
  • Serious clinical adverse events [ Time Frame: day 7, 1 month, and 6 months ]
  • Quality of life (MLHFQ) [ Time Frame: 6, 12, and 24 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: December 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: IA/IgG group
immunoadsorption using IA columns and subsequent IgG substitution
Device: protein A immunoadsorption
protein-A immunoadsorption and i.v. IgG substitution
Placebo Comparator: control group
pseudo-immunoadsorption followed by an intravenous infusion without IgG
Device: pseudo-immunoadsorption
pseudo-immunoadsorption followed by an intravenous infusion without IgG

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • LVEF <= 40% determined by contrast echocardiography
  • NYHA class II - IV
  • Age 18 - 70
  • Disease duration: symptomatic heart failure ≥ 6 months and <7 years prior to screening date
  • Treatment with ACE inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB), beta-blockers, and aldosterone antagonists (the latter at the discretion of the attending physician), for at least 6 months and at stable doses for at least 2 months prior to screening date.
  • The patient's informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • NYHA class IV patients who are bed-ridden and dependent upon parenteral medication
  • Cardiac insufficiency resulting from another basic disease (e.g. coronary artery disease, ≥50% stenosis of major vessel as ascertained by coronary angiography performed more recent than three years before screening date, hypertensive heart disease, or valvular defects >second degree
  • History of myocardial infarction
  • Acute myocarditis according to Dallas criteria
  • Endocrine disorder excluding insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
  • Implanted cardiac defibrillator (ICD) <1 month before screening date
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) <6 months before screening date
  • I.v. medication with inotropic drugs, vasodilators or repeated (>1/day) i.v. administration of diuretics.
  • Active infectious disease, or signs of ongoing infection with CRP >10mmol/L
  • Impaired renal function (serum creatinine >220 µmol/L)
  • Any disease requiring immunosuppressive drugs
  • Anaemia (haemoglobin below 90 g/L) due to other causes than CHF
  • Pregnancy or lactation, or childbearing potential without appropriate contraception
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Presence of a malignant tumour, or remission of malignancy < 5 years
  • Refusal of the patient to provide consent
  • Suspected poor capability to follow instructions and cooperate
  • Another life-threatening disease with poor prognosis (survival less than 2 years)
  • Participation in any other clinical study within less than 30 days prior to screening date
  • Previous treatments with IA or immunoglobulin
  • Contraindications for application of the echocardiography contrast agent used (in accordance to the product specification). [Amendment 8]
  Contacts and Locations
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Sponsors and Collaborators
University Medicine Greifswald
Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Foundation, Essen, Germany
ENDI-Foundation, Bad Homburg, Germany
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Principal Investigator: Stephan B Felix, MD Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: University Medicine Greifswald Identifier: NCT00558584     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IA-2006-001
Study First Received: November 14, 2007
Last Updated: November 22, 2016

Keywords provided by University Medicine Greifswald:
dilated cardiomyopathy
immunoglobulin G

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
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