Multicenter Study of Immunoadsorption in Dilated Cardiomyopathy

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified November 2014 by University Medicine Greifswald
Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Foundation, Essen, Germany
ENDI-Foundation, Bad Homburg, Germany
Bristol-Myers Squibb
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First received: November 14, 2007
Last updated: November 27, 2014
Last verified: November 2014

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
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, 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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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) at rest, as determined by contrast echocardiography [ Time Frame: six months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

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 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • LVEF at rest, as determined by contrast echocardiography [ Time Frame: 12 and 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Reduction of brain natriuretic peptides (BNP and/or NT pro-BNP) [ Time Frame: 6, 12, and 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise capacity [ Time Frame: 6, 12, and 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • LVEF at rest, as determined by magnetic resonance imaging (optional) [ Time Frame: 6, 12, and 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Serious clinical adverse events [ Time Frame: day 7, 1 month, and 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Quality of life (MLHFQ) [ Time Frame: 6, 12, and 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: December 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (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 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • LVEF <= 40% determined by contrast echocardiography
  • NYHA class II - IV
  • Age 18 - 65
  • Disease duration: symptomatic heart failure >1 year and <5 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
  • 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 echocardiography contrast agent (Luminity(R) according to Luminity(R) specifications, including cardiac shunts, pulmonary vascular compromise)
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00558584

Contact: Stephan B Felix, MD + 49 3834 866656
Contact: Alexander Staudt, MD + 49 3834 866656

Zentralklinik Bad Berka GmbH, Klinik für Kardiologie Recruiting
Bad Berka, Germany, 99437
Contact: Bernward Lauer, MD    +49 (0)36458 5-1201   
Kerckhoff-Klinik Forschungsgesellschaft mbH Recruiting
Bad Nauheim, Germany, 61231
Contact: Veselin Mitrovic, MD    +49 6032-996-2347   
Principal Investigator: Veselin Mitrovic, MD         
Herz- und Diabeteszentrum NRW, Klinik für Thorax- und Kardiovaskularchirurgie Recruiting
Bad Oeynhausen, Germany, 32545
Contact: Uwe Schulz, MD    +49 5731 97-2245   
Herz- und Diabeteszentrums NRW Recruiting
Bad Oeynhausen, Germany, 32545
Contact: Dieter Horstkotte, MD    +49 5731-97-1276   
Principal Investigator: Dieter Horstkotte, MD         
Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin Recruiting
Berlin, Germany
Contact: Christoph Knosalla, MD    +49 30 4593 2087   
Principal Investigator: Christoph Knosalla, MD         
Medizinische Klinik II, Kardiologie und Pulmologie, Charité, Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin Recruiting
Berlin, Germany, 12200
Contact: Uwe Kühl, MD, PhD    +49 30-8445-2343   
Principal Investigator: Uwe Kühl, MD, PhD         
Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, Kardiologie, Angiologie, Pneumologie , Charité, Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Mitte Recruiting
Berlin, Germany, 10117
Contact: Fabian Knebel    +49 30-450 513 072   
Principal Investigator: Fabian Knebel, MD         
Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik II, Universitätsklinkum Bonn Not yet recruiting
Bonn, Germany, 53105
Contact: Jörg Schwab, MD    +49 228 - 287-16670   
Principal Investigator: Jörg Schwab, MD         
Klinik für Kardiologie, Westdeutsches Herzzentrum Essen, Universität Duisburg-Essen Recruiting
Essen, Germany, 45122
Contact: Raimund Erbel, MD    +49 201-723-4800   
Principal Investigator: Raimund Erbel, MD         
Klinik für Innere Medizin II und Nephrologie, Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Krankenhaus gGmbH Recruiting
Essen, Germany, 45117
Contact: Wolfgang Grotz, MD    +49 -201-434-2545   
Principal Investigator: Wolfgang Grotz, MD         
Klinik für Innere Medizin B, Universität Greifswald Recruiting
Greifswald, Germany, 17487
Contact: Marcus Dörr, MD    + 49 3834 866656   
Contact: Kathrin Mieske    +49 3834 866795   
Principal Investigator: Marcus Dörr, MD         
Abteilung Kardiologie und Pneumologie, Universität Göttingen - Bereich Humanmedizin Recruiting
Göttingen, Germany, 37075
Contact: Gerd Hasenfuß, MD    +49 551-39-6351      
Principal Investigator: Gerd Hasenfuß, MD         
Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin III, Universitätsklinikum Halle-Wittenberg Not yet recruiting
Halle (Saale), Germany, 06120
Contact: Michael Buerke, MD    +49 345-5572847   
Principal Investigator: Michael Buerke, MD         
Klinik für Innere Medizin III, Medizinische Universitätsklinik Heidelberg Recruiting
Heidelberg, Germany, 69120
Contact: Hugo Katus, MD    +49 6221-56 - 86 70   
Principal Investigator: Hugo Katus, MD         
Kardiologie, Angiologie und Internistische Intensivmedizin, Universitätsklinik Homburg/Saar Recruiting
Homburg (Saar), Germany, 66421
Contact: NAdrea , MD    +49 6841 162 1202   
Contact: Ingrid Kindermann, MD    +49 6841 162 1202   
Principal Investigator: Ingrid Kindermann, MD         
Klinik für Innere Medizin I, Universitätsklinikum Jena Recruiting
Jena, Germany, 07747
Contact: Hans-Reiner Figulla, MD    +49 3641-9324101   
Principal Investigator: Hans-Reiner Figulla, MD         
Klinik für Innere Medizin/Kardiologie, Herzzentrum Leipzig GmbH Not yet recruiting
Leipzig, Germany, 04289
Contact: Gerhard Schuler, MD    +49 341-865-1428   
Principal Investigator: Gerhard Schuler, MD         
Medizinische Klinik II, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck Recruiting
Lübeck, Germany, 23538
Contact: Joachim Weil, MD    + 49 0451 - 500 2501   
Principal Investigator: Joachim Weil, MD         
Universitätsklinikum Magdeburg, Universitätsklinik für Kardiologie Recruiting
Magdeburg, Germany, 39120
Contact: Rüdiger C Braun-Dullaeus, MD    +49 391-67-13203   
Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik C - Kardiologie und Angiologie, Universitätsklinikum Münster Not yet recruiting
Münster, Germany, 48149
Contact: Jörg Stypmann, MD    +49 251 8347621   
Principal Investigator: Jörg Stypmann, MD         
Abteilung Kardiologie und Pulmologie, Robert-Bosch-Krankenhaus Recruiting
Stuttgart, Germany, 70376
Contact: Udo Sechtem, MD    +49 711-8101 - 3456   
Principal Investigator: Udo Sechtem, MD         
Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, Abteilung Innere Medizin III, Medizinische Univ.-Klinik Tübingen Not yet recruiting
Tübingen, Germany, 72076
Contact: Meinrad Gawaz, MD    07071-298 3688   
Principal Investigator: Meinrad Gawaz, MD         
Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik I, Klinikum der Bayrischen Julius-Maximilians-Universität Not yet recruiting
Würzburg, Germany, 97080
Contact: Georg Ertl, MD    +49 931 201-36301   
Principal Investigator: Georg Ertl, MD         
Department of Cardiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital Recruiting
Göteborg, Sweden, S-41345
Contact: Kristjan Karason, MD    +46 31 342 7554   
Principal Investigator: Kristjan Karason, MD         
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 27, 2014
Health Authority: Germany: Ethics Commission
Germany: German Institute of Medical Documentation and Information

Keywords provided by University Medicine Greifswald:
dilated cardiomyopathy
immunoglobulin G

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases processed this record on August 31, 2015