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The Treatment of Coronary Artery Lesions Using the PRO-Kinetic Energy Cobalt-Chromium, Bare-Metal Stent (BIOHELIX-II)

This study has been terminated.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Biotronik AG Identifier:
First received: March 13, 2013
Last updated: March 23, 2015
Last verified: March 2015
The purpose of this study is to the assess the clinical performance of the BIOTRONIK PRO-Kinetic Energy stent in subjects with atherosclerotic disease of native coronary arteries.

Condition Intervention
Coronary Artery Disease Device: PRO-Kinetic Energy Stent

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Treatment of Coronary Artery Lesions Using the PRO-Kinetic Energy Cobalt-Chromium, Bare-Metal Stent (BIOHELIX-II)

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Further study details as provided by Biotronik AG:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • In-stent late lumen loss [ Time Frame: 9-months post procedure ]

Enrollment: 43
Study Start Date: March 2013
Study Completion Date: October 2014
Primary Completion Date: October 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: PRO-Kinetic Energy Stent
PRO-Kinetic Energy Stent
Device: PRO-Kinetic Energy Stent
Bare-metal stent


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age > or = 18 years
  • Willingness to comply with study follow-up requirements
  • Candidate for a PCI procedure
  • Candidate for coronary artery bypass graft surgery
  • Documented evidence of stable or unstable angina pectoris or positive functional ischemia study (e.g. exercise treadmill test, thallium stress test, SPECT, stress echocardiogram or cardiac CT)
  • Written informed consent
  • De novo or restenotic lesion in a native coronary artery; restenotic lesions must have been previously treated with only standard PTCA (treatment must be > 12 months prior to the index procedure)
  • Target lesion must be in a major coronary artery (target vessel). The target vessel includes the entire territory of the left anterior descending artery, left circumflex artery or right coronary artery and any major side branch of the artery.
  • A maximum of one target lesion and one non-target lesion may be treated per subject. The lesions must be located in separate coronary arteries, with treatment of the non-target lesion occurring first using commercially available therapy (with exception of brachytherapy).
  • Lesions may be one solid lesion or a series of multiple, smaller lesions to be treated as one lesion
  • Target lesion must be treatable with a single investigational stent; an additional stent may be used when treating a vessel dissection or another similar intra-procedure complication (use of investigational stent preferred)
  • Angiographic evidence of ≥ 50% and < 100% stenosis (by operator visual estimate) with a TIMI flow > 1
  • Target lesion length of ≤ 31 mm by operator visual estimate
  • Target vessel reference diameter of 2.25 mm to 4.0 mm by operator visual estimate

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Baseline LVEF of < 30%; LVEF may be measured and assessed by standard-of-care echocardiography procedures within 90 days of the index procedure or by a left ventriculogram prior to the index procedure (operator visual assessment)
  • PCI in any vessel 30 days prior to the index procedure or planned for within 30 days after the index procedure
  • Stroke or transient ischemic attack within the last 6 months prior to enrollment
  • Intolerance to contrast agents that cannot be medically managed and/or intolerance to antiplatelet, anticoagulant or thrombolytic medications
  • Refusal of blood transfusions
  • Any other medical condition, that in the opinion of the investigator, poses an unacceptable risk for implant of a stent according to the study indications
  • Pregnant, planning to become pregnant or nursing during the course of the study. Women of child-bearing potential must have a negative blood pregnancy (beta hCG) test. Female subjects who are surgically sterile or post-menopausal are exempt from having a pregnancy test.
  • Known allergy to L-605 CoCr alloy (cobalt, chromium, tungsten and nickel) or amorphous silicon carbide
  • Life expectancy of less than one year
  • Participation in any other clinical investigational device or drug study. Subjects may be concurrently enrolled in a post-market study, as long as the post-market study device, drug or protocol does not interfere with the investigational treatment or protocol of this study.
  • Documented diagnosis of an acute MI within 72 hours of the index procedure and an elevation of Troponin or CKMB above the URL (CKMB measurement is not required if CK is normal) at the time of the index procedure (99th percentile of the individual investigative site's normal reference population)

    ─ For subjects with stable angina and elevated Troponin, CKMB <99% URL is required

  • ECG changes consistent with an acute MI within 72 hours of the index procedure. ECG changes consistent with an acute MI include:

    • > 1 mm ST segment elevation or depression in consecutive leads
    • New LBBB
    • Development of pathological Q-waves in two contiguous leads of the ECG
  • Acute coronary syndrome with baseline Troponin > 99% URL
  • INR ≥ 1.6
  • Concomitant renal failure with serum creatinine level > 2.5 mg/dL
  • Unresolved neutropenia (white blood cell count < 3,000 / SL), thrombocytopenia (platelet count < 100,000 / SL) or thrombocytosis (platelet count > 700,000 / SL)
  • Unprotected left main CAD (> 50% diameter stenosis by operator visual estimate)
  • Target vessel has been treated with any PCI procedure (e.g. PTCA, stent, cutting balloon, atherectomy, etc.) within 12 months prior to the index procedure
  • Target lesion has been treated with a stent, cutting balloon or atherectomy any time prior to the index procedure or has been treated with PTCA within 12 months prior to the index procedure
  • Target vessel treated with brachytherapy anytime prior to index procedure
  • Planned PCI in the target vessel within 9 months after the index procedure
  • Target vessel has a non-target lesion with a > 50% stenosis that requires treatment during the index procedure
  • Lesions preventing distal perfusion (TIMI flow 0 and 1) prior to wire crossing
  • Target lesion is in the left main coronary artery or within 2 mm of the origin of the left anterior descending artery or left circumflex artery by operator visual estimate
  • Target lesion is located within a saphenous vein graft or arterial graft
  • Target lesion involves a bifurcation - lesion is located in a major coronary artery and involves a side branch with a diameter > 2 mm (by operator visual estimate)
  • Presence of a complication following pre-dilatation of target lesion
  • Presence of a complication following treatment of a non-target lesion (if applicable)
  • Presence of a target vessel/lesion that has excessive tortuousity/angulation or is severely calcified preventing complete inflation of an angioplasty balloon
  • Angiographic evidence of thrombus within the target lesion
  • Target lesion is located within an aneurysm or associated with an aneurysm in the vessel segment either proximal or distal to the target lesion
  • Use of cutting balloons, atherectomy or ablative devices immediately prior to investigational stent placement
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01811927

St. Antonius Hospital
Nieuwegein, Netherlands, 3435
University Hospital of Basel
Basel, Switzerland, 4031
Kantonsspital St. Gallen
St. Gallen, Switzerland, 9007
Sponsors and Collaborators
Biotronik AG
Principal Investigator: Christoph Kaiser, Prof University Hospital of Basel
  More Information

Responsible Party: Biotronik AG Identifier: NCT01811927     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: C1210
Study First Received: March 13, 2013
Last Updated: March 23, 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Coronary Disease
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Trace Elements
Growth Substances
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