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The HAART 300 Annuloplasty Ring Extended Safety and Performance Trial Used in Surgical Repair of the Aortic Valve

This study has been completed.
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Biostable Science & Engineering Identifier:
First received: November 20, 2012
Last updated: September 13, 2016
Last verified: June 2014
This investigation is a prospective, non-randomized, multi-center trial to evaluate the extended safety and performance of the HAART model 300 annuloplasty ring when used to surgically repair the aortic valve using a 3-D intra-annular mounting frame.

Condition Intervention
Aortic Insufficiency
Device: HAART 300 Annuloplasty Device

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: HAART 300 Trial Extended Safety and Performance

Further study details as provided by Biostable Science & Engineering:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Primary safety outcome measure: Survival defined as survival free from all cause death at 6 months postprocedure [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Primary efficacy outcome measure: Aortic insufficiency (AI) change from baseline [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Assessed by transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and graded as None/Trace (0), Mild (1+), Moderate (2+), Moderate-to-Severe (3+), or Severe (4+)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Implant procedure success [ Time Frame: discharge or 14 days postprocedure, whichever comes first ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Success is defined as the absence of specified adverse events

  • Actuarial freedom from clinical cardiovascular events [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Freedom from specified device and cardiovascular events

  • Left ventricle dimensions, volume and mass change from baseline [ Time Frame: 6 months; 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Measures assessed by transthoracic echocardiography

  • Peak and mean systolic gradient change from baseline [ Time Frame: 6 months; 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Measures assessed by transthoracic echocardiography

  • Left ventricular ejection fraction change from baseline [ Time Frame: 6 months; 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Measure assessed by transthoracic echocardiography

  • Aortic insufficiency (AI) change from baseline [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Assessed by transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and graded as None/Trace (0), Mild (1+), Moderate (2+), Moderate-to-Severe (3+), or Severe (4+)

  • New York Heart Association (NYHA) Functional Capacity Classification change from baseline [ Time Frame: 6 months; 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Four classes describing the effect of cardiac disease on physical activity: Class I - disease does not limit activity; Class II - slight limitation; Class III - marked limitation; Class IV - inability to carry out any physical activity without discomfort

Enrollment: 49
Study Start Date: December 2012
Study Completion Date: November 2015
Primary Completion Date: June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: HAART 300 Annuloplasty Device
Implantation of HAART 300 Annuloplasty Device for aortic valve repair
Device: HAART 300 Annuloplasty Device
Implantation of HAART 300 Annuloplasty Device for aortic valve repair


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subject is 18 years of age or older
  • Subject has tri-leaflet aortic valve morphology
  • Subject has documented aortic valve disease which may or may not include:

    1. aortic valve insufficiency
    2. aortic root pathology
    3. pathology of the ascending aorta
    4. patients with associated stable one or two vessel coronary disease requiring concomitant coronary bypass
  • Subject is willing to comply with specified follow-up evaluations, including transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) if there are inadequate images by transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) to assess the aortic valve
  • Subject has reviewed and signed the written informed consent form
  • Subject agrees to return for all follow-up evaluations for the duration of the study (i.e.,. geographically stable)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • The subject has pre-existing valve prosthesis in the aortic position
  • The subject's aortic valve morphology is not tri-leaflet
  • The subject has active endocarditis
  • Heavily calcified valves
  • The subject has mixed stenosis and regurgitation of the aortic valve with predominant stenosis
  • Leukopenia
  • Acute anemia (Hb < 9mg%)
  • Platelet count <100,000 cell/mm3
  • Need for emergency surgery for any reason
  • History of bleeding diathesis or coagulopathy or the subject refuses blood transfusions
  • Active infection requiring antibiotic therapy (if temporary illness, subjects may enroll 4 weeks after discontinuation of antibiotics)
  • Subjects in whom transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is contraindicated
  • Low Ejection Fraction (EF) EF < 35%
  • Life expectancy < 1 year
  • The subject is or will be participating in a concomitant research study of an investigational product or has participated in such a study within the 30 days prior to screening
  • The subject is a minor, an illicit drug user, alcohol abuser, prisoner, institutionalized, or is unable to give informed consent
  • The subject is pregnant or lactating
  • Recent (within 6 months) cerebrovascular accident (CVA) or a transient ischemic attack (TIA)
  • Myocardial Infarction (MI) within one month of trial inclusion
  • The subject has a known intolerance to titanium or polyester
  • The subject has documented unstable or > 2 vessel coronary disease
  • The subject requires additional valve replacement or valve repair
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01732835

Czech Republic
Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Prague, Czech Republic, 140 21
German Heart Center
Berlin, Germany, 80636
Klinik für Herz und Gefässchirurgie
Freiburg, Germany, 79106
Klinik und Poliklinik für Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie
Hamburg, Germany, 20246
Hannover Medical School (MHH)
Hannover, Germany, 30625
Uniklinik Köln
Köln, Germany, 50937
Munchen Heart Center
Munchen, Germany
Klinikum Nürnberg Süd
Nürnberg, Germany, 90471
Sponsors and Collaborators
Biostable Science & Engineering
Principal Investigator: Dominico Mazzitelli, MD Munchen Heart Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Biostable Science & Engineering Identifier: NCT01732835     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TP-01-022 
Study First Received: November 20, 2012
Last Updated: September 13, 2016
Health Authority: Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices
Individual Participant Data  
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

Keywords provided by Biostable Science & Engineering:
Aortic Insufficiency (AI) Aortic Regurgitation (AR)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Aortic Valve Insufficiency
Heart Valve Diseases
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on January 18, 2017