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Acute Neurotrophic Effects of a Non Excitatory Cardial Stimulation by Optimizer III System in Patients With Heart Failure

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified September 2015 by RWTH Aachen University
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RWTH Aachen University Identifier:
First received: February 8, 2013
Last updated: September 22, 2015
Last verified: September 2015
Electric stimulation by cardial contractility modulation (CCM)to improve contractility and physical capacity

Condition Intervention
CCM Implantation
Other: Blood sample

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Acute Neurotrophic Effects of a Non Excitatory Cardial Stimulation by Optimizer III System in Patients With Heart Failure

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Further study details as provided by RWTH Aachen University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • positive inotropic effects by CCM stimulation [ Time Frame: 15 minutes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: May 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: CCM aggregate
Taking of 10 blood samples
Other: Blood sample
Taking of blood sample


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • planned CCM Implantation
  • systolic left ventricular dysfunction despite of adequate therapy of heart failure (NYHA II, III, IV)
  • implanted pacemaker, defibrillator or pacemaker during CS intubation
  • written informed consent
  • open entryways

Exclusion Criteria:

  • anemia Hemoglobin (HB)<8 mg/dl
  • lying coronary sinus (CS) tube or CS being not able to intubate
  • chronic atrial fibrillation or flutter
  • mechanic tricuspid valve prothesis
  • no access via subclavian vein
  • patients with VVI pacemaker being stimulated 110%
  • idiopathic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, restrictive constrictive cardiomyopathy or heart failure because of known inflammatory or infiltrative illnesses or constrictive illness
  • acute myocardial ischemia presented by angina pectoris or ECG changes under load
  • patients being hospitalized because of heart failure during the last month and have to be treated with intravenous diuretics or inotropic substances
  • acute coronary syndrome should not be implanted for at least 3 month
  • patients with mechanic aortic or tricuspid valve
  • patients after heart transplantation
  • patients with clinical significant ectopy, defined by > 8.900 PVCs during 24 hours at beginning Holter monitoring
  • patients after hypertensive crisis
  • patients with acute renal failure
  • Ejection Fraction (EF) > 35
  • patients after left ventricular pacemaker electrode
  • pregnant or breast feeding women
  • patients with heart failure after sepsis
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01789112

Contact: Sebastian Reith, MD +49 241 80 35170
Contact: Sigrid Gloeggler, M.Sc. +49 241 80 80202

Univeristy Hospital Aachen Recruiting
Aachen, North Rhine Westfalia, Germany, 52074
Contact: Sebastian Reith, MD    +49 241 80 35170   
Contact: Sigrid Gloeggler, M. Sc.    +49 241 80 80202   
Sub-Investigator: Matthias Zink, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
RWTH Aachen University
  More Information

Responsible Party: RWTH Aachen University Identifier: NCT01789112     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 12-032
Study First Received: February 8, 2013
Last Updated: September 22, 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on May 22, 2017