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Controlling and Lowering Blood Pressure With The MOBIUSHD™ (CALM-FIM_US)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified November 2016 by Vascular Dynamics, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Vascular Dynamics, Inc. Identifier:
First received: April 9, 2013
Last updated: November 28, 2016
Last verified: November 2016
To evaluate the safety and performance of the MobiusHD system in subjects with resistant hypertension.

Condition Intervention Phase
Device: MobiusHD™
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: CALM-FIM_US -Controlling and Lowering Blood Pressure With the MobiusHD™ - A Prospective Multicenter Safety Study

Further study details as provided by Vascular Dynamics, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety [ Time Frame: 6 month ]
    Incidence of serious adverse events (SAEs) and unanticipated adverse device effects (UADE) reported for the study population from implantation through six (6) months of follow-up.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • PERFORMANCE [ Time Frame: 6 Months ]
    Decrease in office cuff blood pressure (BP).

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: May 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: MobiusHD™
Device: MobiusHD™
Implant that is placed in the carotid sinus to control hypertension.

Detailed Description:

This is an open-label, multicenter, first-in-man clinical trial to be conducted inside the United States. Eligible subjects with stage 2 resistant systemic arterial hypertension currently being treated with a minimum of three (3) anti-hypertensive drugs, who consent to study participation will be assigned to treatment with the MobiusHD system.

Potential study participants will be consented and then screened at two (2) baseline visits beginning at least 30 days prior to MobiusHD placement. Qualified patients will undergo placement of the MobiusHD under angiographic visualization, and will then be followed for 36 months.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Office cuff SBP ≥ 160 mmHg measured per protocol instructions (Appendix IV) following at least one (1) month of maximally tolerated therapy with at least three (3) anti-hypertensive medications, of which at least one (1) must be a diuretic. Any combination medications will be counted per the active ingredient. (For example, Zestoretic (Lisinopril +HCTZ) equals two (2) anti-hypertensive medications)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known or clinically suspected baroreflex failure or autonomic neuropathy
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01831895

Contact: Sujith J Shetty, MBBS 650-963-9370

United States, Alabama
Cardiology, P.C. Recruiting
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35211
Contact: Wesley Wade, RN, BSN    205-780-4330 ext 5280   
Principal Investigator: Farrell Mendelsohn, M.D.         
United States, Georgia
Emory University Recruiting
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30308
Contact: Theresa Sanders, MN, RN    404-686-3872   
Principal Investigator: Chandan Devireddy, MD         
United States, Iowa
Iowa Heart Center Recruiting
Des Moines, Iowa, United States, 50309
Contact: Sara Burg, RN, BSN    515-633-3845   
Contact: Cecily Decklever, RN    515-235-5106   
Principal Investigator: Magdhi Ghali, MD         
United States, Louisiana
Ochsner Clinic Foundation Recruiting
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70121
Contact: Cristine Hardy, CCRP    504-842-6832   
Contact: Shannon Williams, RT, CRC    (504)842-6487   
Principal Investigator: John P Reilly, MD, FACC         
United States, Michigan
Michigan Heart Recruiting
Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States, 48197
Contact: Autumn Howe, RN, BSN    734-712-8387   
Principal Investigator: Herbert Aronow, M.D., MPH         
United States, New York
University of Rochester Recruiting
Rochester, New York, United States, 14627
Contact: Robin Stuart Buttles, CCRC, MSACN    585-341-7764   
Principal Investigator: Craig Narins, M.D.         
United States, Ohio
The Carl & Edyth Lindner Center for Research & Education at The Christ Hospital Recruiting
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45219
Contact: Roxanne Robertson, RN    513-585-1777   
Contact: Darlene Rock, RN, BSN, MBA    513-585-1766   
Principal Investigator: John J Szawaluk, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCTT         
United States, Tennessee
Turkey Creek Medical Center Recruiting
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States, 37934
Contact: Beth Polk, RN, CCRC    865-218-7535   
Contact: Connie Bales, RN, CCRC    865-218-7540   
Principal Investigator: Malcolm Foster, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vascular Dynamics, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Mark C Bates, MD West Virginia University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Vascular Dynamics, Inc. Identifier: NCT01831895     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CALM-FIM_US, CRD0152, G130013
Study First Received: April 9, 2013
Last Updated: November 28, 2016

Keywords provided by Vascular Dynamics, Inc.:
Carotid Sinus

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017