Valvuloplasty Scoring Balloon Catheter First-in-Man Study

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Spectranetics Corporation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AngioScore, Inc. Identifier:
First received: January 11, 2012
Last updated: January 13, 2015
Last verified: January 2015

The Valvuloplasty Scoring Balloon First-in-Man study is a prospective, single arm, two phase, observational registry to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of the Valvuloplasty Scoring Balloon Catheter for the treatment of critical aortic valve stenosis.

Condition Intervention
Aortic Valve Stenosis
Device: AngioScore's Valvuloplasty Scoring Balloon

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Treatment of Critical Aortic Valve Stenosis Using a Novel Valvuloplasty Scoring Balloon Catheter: a First-in-Man Study

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Further study details as provided by AngioScore, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Procedural Success [ Time Frame: 1 day ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Procedural success defined as a >50% increase in the aortic valve effective orifice area and less than or equal to 2+ valvular regurgitation at the end of the percutaneous valvuloplasty procedure utilizing echocardiography, hemodynamic measurements and angiography.

  • Number of participants who do not experience death, stroke, myocardial infarction or emergency cardiac surgery during their hospitalization. [ Time Frame: Participants will be followed for the duration of the hospital stay, an expected average of 48 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Freedom from in-hospital death, stroke, myocardial infarction or emergency cardiac surgery

Enrollment: 25
Study Start Date: March 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2015
Primary Completion Date: October 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: AngioScore's Valvuloplasty Scoring Balloon Device: AngioScore's Valvuloplasty Scoring Balloon
All patients will receive treatment for their aortic valve stenosis with the Valvuloplasty Scoring Balloon Catheter.

Detailed Description:

Phase 1 will enroll patient who are scheduled to undergo open surgical aortic valve replacement and will have the Valvuloplasty Scoring Balloon delivered to their stenotic aortic valve through a standard aortotomy and deployed immediately prior to valve replacement.

Phase 2 will enroll patients with aortic valve stenosis who are deemed to not be suitable candidates for elective surgical aortic valve replacement and in whom the investigational Valvuloplasty Scoring Balloon will be used as a stand-alone Valvuloplasty procedure or "bridge" to trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) or surgery.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Native, degenerative-calcific, tricuspid, aortic valve stenosis with echocardiographic derived criteria: mean gradient of >40 mm Hg or Doppler peak systolic velocity greater than 4.0 m/s or an initial aortic valve area < 0.8 cm2.
  • Symptomatic aortic valve disease as demonstrated by CCS Functional Class II or greater
  • Aortic valve annulus of greater than or equal to 18 mm and less than or equal to 28 mm measured on pre-procedure TTE.
  • Phase 1 patients must be scheduled for a surgical aortic valve replacement.
  • Phase 2 patients must not be suitable candidates for elective surgical aortic valve replacement.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Recent myocardial infarction (<30days)
  • Unicuspid or bicuspid aortic valve or non-calcific aortic valve stenosis
  • Any sepsis, including active endocarditis
  • Concomitant 2+ or greater aortic valve valve regurgitation
  • LVEF < 20%
  • CVA or TIA within the previous 6 months
  • Previous aortic valve replacement (bioprosthetic or mechanical)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01514994

Canada, British Columbia
St. Paul's Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6Z1Y6
Sponsors and Collaborators
AngioScore, Inc.
Spectranetics Corporation
Principal Investigator: John G. Webb, MD St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: AngioScore, Inc. Identifier: NCT01514994     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ST-1486
Study First Received: January 11, 2012
Last Updated: January 13, 2015
Health Authority: Canada: Health Canada

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Aortic Valve Stenosis
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Heart Valve Diseases
Ventricular Outflow Obstruction processed this record on March 26, 2015