Safety Study of Transmyocardial Revascularization (TMR) With Bone Marrow Aspirate (BMAC) for Angina Reduction (PHOENIX)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified February 2011 by Cardiogenesis Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CryoLife, Inc.
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First received: December 14, 2010
Last updated: February 2, 2011
Last verified: February 2011

The purpose of this study is to determine the safety of injecting autologous bone marrow concentrate with laser transmyocardial revascularization (TMR) for treatment of angina which cannot be treated by direct coronary intervention.

Condition Intervention
Angina Pectoris
Biological: Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Prospective, Multicenter, Single Arm Study of Transmyocardial Revascularization (TMR) Plus Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrated (BMAC) Using the Cardiogenesis PHOENIX Combination Handpiece Delivery System

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Further study details as provided by Cardiogenesis Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CryoLife, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Major adverse cardiac and cerebral events (MACCE) [ Time Frame: One Year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    MACCE is defined as cardiac death, cerebrovascular accidents, myocardial infarction, serious arrhythmia and congestive heart failure

  • Mortality [ Time Frame: One Year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    All cause mortality

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Exercise Tolerance Test [ Time Frame: 3, 6 and 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Exercise tolerance to onset of moderately severe angina

  • Ejection Fraction [ Time Frame: 6 and 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Ejection fraction and areas of myocardial ischemia by cardiac MRI

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: October 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2100
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: TMR plus BMAC injection
Injection of bone marrow aspirate concentrate into reversibly ischemic myocardium with transmyocardial revascularization during the same open procedure.
Biological: Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate
Injection of up to 18 mL BMAC

Detailed Description:

Recently published information suggests the delivery of concentrated autologous bone marrow, in combination with transmyocardial revascularization (TMR) may provide synergistic effects for the reduction of angina in patients who are not treatable with conventional coronary artery bypass or percutaneous coronary intervention. This safety and feasibility study is intended to confirm the work previously done at one hospital in a larger, multicenter setting. Patients who are candidates for TMR will be asked to participate.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patient, 18 years of age or older, male or female.
  • Left ventricular ejection fraction greater than or equal to 40% (documented within 6 months of the TMR procedure.
  • Patient with medically refractory, stable, Class IV angina according to the Canadian Cardiovascular Society angina scale. Optimal medical therapy is defined as maximum tolerable and stable doses of beta-blockers, statins, anti-platelets and long acting nitrates without control of symptoms for at least 30 days.
  • Patient with at least a 15 cm² (or 15% of the surface area in the distal 2/3 of the left ventricle free wall to allow for a minimum of 15 TMR channels) documented region of the myocardium in the distal two-thirds of the left ventricle with reversible ischemia. Patients will be enrolled based on images used to determine eligibility for TMR within the previous 6 months. However, all patients will have baseline and follow-up MRIs taken per a standardized protocol and adjudicated by a core lab.
  • Has a documented left ventricular wall thickness of ≥8 mm.
  • Patient is not a candidate for treatment by direct coronary revascularization methods (i.e., CABG or PCI) as documented by an independent interventional cardiologist and an independent cardiothoracic surgeon on the Angiographic Screening Form.
  • Patient is able to perform the baseline exercise tolerance test (ETT).
  • Patient, if female, has no childbearing potential or has had a negative urine or serum pregnancy test within 7 days of the procedure.
  • Patient has a bone marrow aspirate total nucleated count of at least 15 x 106/mL at the time of harvest.
  • Patient has provided informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Cannot undergo a surgical procedure, thoracotomy or general anesthesia.
  • Has any mechanical or prosthetic heart valve.
  • Has a history of bone marrow disease (especially Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Myelodysplastic Syndrome) that prohibits autologous bone marrow derived cell transplantation.
  • Has severe, new onset or increasing angina. In addition, patients who cannot be weaned from intravenous anti-anginal medications for at least 48 hours preoperatively are to be excluded. Severe, new onset and increasing angina is defined as: Severe angina - angina occurring at rest and usually prolonged >20 minutes occurring within a week of presentation; new onset angina - angina of at least Canadian Cardiovascular Society Classification (CCSC) III severity with onset within 2 months of initial presentation; and increasing angina - previously diagnosed angina that is distinctly more frequent, longer in duration, or lower in threshold, (i.e., increased by at least one CCSC class within 2 months of initial presentation to at least CCSC III severity.
  • Has had a STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) or NSTEMI (Non-STEMI) within 4 weeks of the TMR procedure.
  • Has decompensated heart failure, or a diagnosis of NYHA Functional Class III/IV heart failure.
  • Has a hemorrhagic propensity that cannot be addressed with drug management.
  • Has severe or life-threatening arrhythmia (e.g., ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation) within one week prior to the TMR procedure.
  • Is unable to undergo a cardiac MRI procedure.
  • Has uncontrolled diabetes with HbA1C > 10%.
  • Has anemia defined as hematocrit < 33% in women and <39% in men.
  • Has moderate to severe renal dysfunction defined as serum creatinine >1.8 mg/dL.
  • Has moderate to severe liver dysfunction defined as> ALT/AST >5X the upper limit of normal.
  • Is unable or unwilling to return for follow-up.
  • Is participating in another clinical investigation within the prior 30 days.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01285297

Contact: Catherine Doorly 800-238-2205 ext 1867

Hospital Universitario de La Princesa Recruiting
Madrid, Spain, 28006
Contact: Guillermo Reyes-Copa, MD    +915202268   
Contact: Rosa Rodriguez    003469103376   
Principal Investigator: Guillermo Reyes-Copa, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cardiogenesis Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CryoLife, Inc.
Study Director: Keith B Allen, MD Clinical Advisor
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Catherine Doorly/Senior Clinical Affairs Manager, Cardiogenesis Corporation Identifier: NCT01285297     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PHX 09-003
Study First Received: December 14, 2010
Last Updated: February 2, 2011
Health Authority: Spain: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Cardiogenesis Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CryoLife, Inc.:
Transmyocardial revascularization (TMR)
Bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Angina Pectoris
Cardiovascular Diseases
Chest Pain
Heart Diseases
Myocardial Ischemia
Signs and Symptoms
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