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Verapamil for Neuroprotection in Stroke

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Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : November 20, 2017
Last Update Posted : July 21, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Erol Veznedaroglu, Global Neurosciences Institute

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this research study is to test an experimental procedure called intra-arterial delivery of verapamil in patients diagnosed with acute ischemic stroke. This study investigates the safety of intra-arterial delivery of verapamil, a drug used to treat vasospasm (spasm of a blood vessel), and how it affects recovery from stroke. Recruitment is limited to patients that have received mechanical thrombectomy as standard of care.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Ischemic Stroke Drug: Verapamil Phase 1

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Intraarterial Verapamil for Neuroprotection in Ischemic Stroke
Actual Study Start Date : April 20, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : April 2023
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 2023

Intervention Details:
  • Drug: Verapamil
    Intra-arterial delivery of verapamil following mechanical thrombectomy procedure

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Serious Adverse Event [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

  2. Serious Adverse Event [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Hemorrhagic conversion

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Written informed consent
  • 18 years of age and over
  • Acute onset focal neurologic deficit consistent with acute ischemic stroke, or computed tomographic scan consistent with acute cerebral ischemia
  • Candidate for mechanical thrombectomy procedure
  • Onset of symptoms less than 8 hours
  • Measurable neurologic deficit (NIHSS >1)
  • Willingness to follow up with rehabilitation therapy
  • Anticipated life expectancy of at least 3 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy or suspected pregnancy (pregnancy test will be done on women of child-bearing potential)
  • Hepatic and/or renal insufficiency (LFT's>3× upper limit of normal; CrCl < 30ml/min)
  • Thrombocytopenia (platelet count <75,000/mm3)
  • History of intolerance to verapamil
  • Previous functional disability (modified Rankin > 1)
  • Stuporous or comatose
  • Unlikely to be available for 90 day follow-up
  • Severe stroke (NIHSS>22)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03347786

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United States, New Jersey
Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center Recruiting
Camden, New Jersey, United States, 08103
Contact: Christina Maxwell    215-762-6915   
United States, Pennsylvania
Hahnemann University Hospital Recruiting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19102
Contact: Christina Maxwell    215-762-6915   
Crozer Keystone Health System Recruiting
Upland, Pennsylvania, United States, 19013
Contact: Christina Maxwell    215-762-6915   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Global Neurosciences Institute
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Responsible Party: Erol Veznedaroglu, Director, Global Neurosciences Institute, Global Neurosciences Institute Identifier: NCT03347786    
Other Study ID Numbers: GNI_verap
First Posted: November 20, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 21, 2020
Last Verified: July 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Plan Description: IPD will not be shared as this is a pilot study to determine safety

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Calcium Channel Blockers
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Calcium-Regulating Hormones and Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Vasodilator Agents