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Effects of Pyruvate in Patients With Cardiogenic Shock and Intra-aortic Balloon Counterpulsation

This study has been completed.
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Herzzentrum Goettingen Identifier:
First received: January 17, 2008
Last updated: December 7, 2010
Last verified: December 2010
Pyruvate is an intermediate of energy metabolism and was shown to possess pronounced positive inotropic effects in vitro and in vivo without altering myocardial oxygen consumption. Moreover, it was shown that the effects of beta-adrenergic stimulation were potentiated. Thus, it might be possible to save catecholamines in patients with severe heart failure or cardiogenic shock. This study was designed to test the hemodynamic effects of pyruvate administered into a coronary artery in addition to intra-aortic balloon pump counterpulsation in patients with severe heart failure or in patients with acute myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock after having performed percutaneous coronary intervention. A pronounced improvement in hemodynamics is expected to occur.

Condition Intervention Phase
Shock, Cardiogenic Heart Failure Acute Myocardial Infarction Drug: Pyruvate Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Pyruvate in Patients With Cardiogenic Shock and Intra-aortic Balloon Counterpulsation

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Further study details as provided by Herzzentrum Goettingen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Cardiac Output [ Time Frame: 60 minutes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Cardiac Index [ Time Frame: 60 minutes ]
  • Arterial Pressure [ Time Frame: 60 minutes ]
  • Pulmonary capillary wedge pressure [ Time Frame: 60 minutes ]
  • Pulmonary artery pressure [ Time Frame: 60 minutes ]
  • systemic vascular resistance [ Time Frame: 60 minutes ]
  • pulmonary vascular resistance [ Time Frame: 60 minutes ]
  • heart rate [ Time Frame: 60 minutes ]
  • stroke volume [ Time Frame: 60 minutes ]
  • catecholamine need [ Time Frame: 60 minutes ]
  • safety [ Time Frame: 60 minutes ]

Enrollment: 8
Study Start Date: August 2008
Study Completion Date: July 2009
Primary Completion Date: July 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: A
Drug: Pyruvate
sodium pyruvate 300 mmol/L, 360 mL/h i.c. over 30 minutes.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Hospitalized patients male/female
  • Age: 18 - 85 years
  • Weight: 45 - 110 kg
  • Height 150 - 195 cm
  • Clinically signs of heart failure (NYHA III-IV) refractary to therapy or cardiogenic shock in acute myocardial infarction
  • written informed consent or witnessed verbal consent or presumed will (compassionate use)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Malignoma
  • Clinically significant cardiac valve stenosis
  • Participation in another clinical trial with relevant or probable drug-interactions
  • Pregnancy or lactation
  • Addiction
  • Poor compliance
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00604331

Herzzentrum Goettingen, Cardiology and Pneumology
Goettingen, Germany, 37075
Sponsors and Collaborators
Herzzentrum Goettingen
Principal Investigator: Gerd Hasenfuss, Prof. Dr. Herzzentrum Goettingen, Cardiology and Pneumology
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Gerd Hasenfuss/Professor Dr. med., Cardiology and Pneumology Identifier: NCT00604331     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PYR-2008-01
Study First Received: January 17, 2008
Last Updated: December 7, 2010

Keywords provided by Herzzentrum Goettingen:
Pyruvic Acid
Shock, Cardiogenic
Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping
Cardiac Output
Cardiac Index
Cardiac Function

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Shock, Cardiogenic
Heart Failure
Myocardial Infarction
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Myocardial Ischemia
Vascular Diseases processed this record on September 19, 2017