Phase II Study to Compare MDCO-2010 vs Placebo and Tranexamic Acid in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified March 2012 by The Medicines Company.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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First received: February 7, 2012
Last updated: March 27, 2012
Last verified: March 2012
The objective of this study is to determine the dose response relationship regarding blood loss, PK, PD and clinical outcomes of MDCO-2010 in comparison to placebo and tranexamic acid in patients undergoing primary cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. The aim of the study is to define minimally effective dose of MDCO-2010.

Condition Intervention Phase
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
Drug: MDCO-2010
Drug: Tranexamic Acid
Device: saline
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II, Double-blind, Parallel Group, Dose-selection Study to Compare Antifibrinolytic MDCO-2010 vs. Placebo and Tranexamic Acid in Reducing Blood Loss in Patients Undergoing Primary Cardiac Surgery

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Chest tube drainage at 12 hours after surgery [ Time Frame: 12 hours post CABG ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Chest tube drainage at 12 hours after surgery

Estimated Enrollment: 270
Study Start Date: March 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: MDCO-2010 Drug: MDCO-2010
MDCO-2010 will be administered as a loading dose followed by a continuous infusion until sternal closure. In addition, the CPB reservoir will be primed with MDCO-2010.
Active Comparator: tranexamic acid Drug: Tranexamic Acid
Tranexamic acid will be administered as a loading dose followed by a continuous infusion until sternal closure. In addition, the CPB reservoir will be primed with tranexamic acid. The flow rates will be the same as for MDCO-2010.
Placebo Comparator: Saline Device: saline
A loading dose of saline will be followed by a continuous infusion of saline until sternal closure. The flow rates will be the same as for MDCO-2010.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • For Stage 1: Planned primary isolated CABG surgery
  • For Stage 2: Planned primary isolated CABG surgery, OR Planned primary combined CABG and aortic valve replacement surgery
  • Men, aged 18 to 85 years, or Women, aged 18 to 85 years, either of postmenopausal status, defined as ≥1 year since last menstrual period AND if less than 65 years old with a negative pre-operative pregnancy test within 24 hours of surgery OR with medical history of hysterectomy or bilateral oophorectomy
  • Written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Off-pump surgery or hybrid procedures
  • Patients undergoing repeat sternotomy
  • Planned deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (<28°C)
  • Known allergy, sensitivity, or contraindications to tranexamic acid
  • Epileptiform disorders, history of seizure activity, or anticonvulsive medication
  • Administration of clopidogrel, ticagrelor or ticlopidine within 5 days prior to surgery or prasugrel within 7 days prior to surgery.
  • Administration of low molecular weight heparin, glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors, or fondaparinux within 12 hours prior to surgery
  • Known history of coronary stent thrombosis within the last three months
  • History of stroke or transient ischemic attack within 3 months prior to surgery
  • History of deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism
  • LVEF ≤35% or Grade III or IV
  • Body mass index <20 or >35
  • Known active gastrointestinal (GI) or other non-catheterization bleeding within 7 days prior to surgery
  • Preoperative coagulation abnormalities defined as:
  • Platelet count <100,000/L or >350,000/L, or
  • International normalized ration (INR) >1.5, or
  • Hematocrit <36%, or
  • aPTT >1.5 x ULN
  • Major surgical procedures within 30 days prior to surgery
  • Patient inability or refusal to receive donor blood products if necessary
  • Creatinine >2 mg/dL or estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) (calculated using Modification of Diet in Renal Disease [MDRD] equation <30 mL/min)
  • Known heparin-induced thrombocytopenia type II
  • Known history of thrombophilia, such as AT-III, Protein C or Protein S deficiency, Factor V Leiden, anti-phospholipid syndrome
  • Active liver disease defined as any known current infectious, neoplastic or metabolic pathology of the liver OR ALT or AST elevation >2x ULN or total bilirubin elevation >1.5x ULN at Screening
  • Any condition requiring ongoing chronic immunosuppressive medication
  • Malignancy within 5 years prior to surgery
  • Receipt of an investigational drug or device within 60 days prior to surgery Any other condition which, in the opinion of the Principal Investigator, would put the subject at increased risk from participating in the study or otherwise prevent a patient‟s participation in the study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01530399

Contact: Carmela Pantaleon 973 290-6032

University Hospital/Inselspital Bern Recruiting
Bern, Switzerland
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Medicines Company
Principal Investigator: Lars Englberger, PD DR. med University Hospital/Inselspital Bern
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Responsible Party: The Medicines Company Identifier: NCT01530399     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TMC-MDC-11-01
Study First Received: February 7, 2012
Last Updated: March 27, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
Switzerland: Swissmedic
Canada: Health Canada
Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tranexamic Acid
Antifibrinolytic Agents
Fibrin Modulating Agents
Hematologic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on December 01, 2015