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Cardiac Stem Cell Infusion in Patients With Ischemic CardiOmyopathy (SCIPIO) (SCIPIO)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00474461
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 17, 2007
Last Update Posted : April 11, 2017
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Jewish Hospital and St. Mary's Healthcare
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Roberto Bolli, University of Louisville

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE May 15, 2007
First Posted Date  ICMJE May 17, 2007
Last Update Posted Date April 11, 2017
Study Start Date  ICMJE February 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date August 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: May 16, 2007)
Monitoring adverse outcomes, death, sustained/symptomatic ventricular tachycardia, infection, bleeding, MI, stroke, peripheral embolism in the hospital after drug administration, in the first month after injection, and serially afterwards. [ Time Frame: 1.5 years ]
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Cardiac Stem Cell Infusion in Patients With Ischemic CardiOmyopathy (SCIPIO)
Official Title  ICMJE Myocardial Regeneration Using Cardiac Stem Cells Harvested From Right Atrial Appendages in Patients With Ischemic Cardiomyopathy.
Brief Summary

The purpose of this study is to investigate the safety of intracoronary cardiac stem cells (CSCs) therapy in humans. Currently, there is no effective intervention to regenerate (regrow) dead heart muscle after a heart attack.

The central hypothesis is that CSCs infused into nonviable myocardial segments will regenerate infarcted myocardium by differentiating into cardiomyocytes and other cell types. According to our hypothesis, CSC infusion regenerates myocardium with consequent improvement in contractile function of the heart and general clinical status.

Detailed Description

This will be a randomized, open-label study involving 20 patients and 20 controls. This study will be done as a collaborative project between Brigham Women's Hospital and The University of Louisville. This study is a phase I trial assessing the safety and feasibility of intracoronary autologous CSC [harvested from the right atrial appendage (RAA)] transplantation in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy. The study will be conducted in two stages: Stage A, in which the investigators will obtain an initial assessment of safety and feasibility, and stage B, in which the investigators will adopt a block randomization strategy that will enable us to assess the feasibility of conducting a subsequent, randomized phase II trials. While the investigators also hope to have an estimate of efficacy, this focus will be the specific aim of future phase II trials. All patients who are undergoing on-pump CABG will be screened twice. The initial screening will be done to determine the preliminary eligibility (before-CABG screening) of patients for the study. If the patients satisfy the preliminary eligibility criteria stated below, the right atrial appendage, which is routinely resected during all on-pump bypass surgeries, will be collected and processed. Thereafter, the CSCs will be cultured and expanded from the RAA. The second screening will occur an average of 4 ± 1 months after CABG surgery, and will utilize a LVEF of < 40% assessed by cardiac MRI and/or the disk summation method [or Simpson's method] using echocardiography, for final enrollment.

  • The preliminary eligibility criteria will utilize an EF < 40% measured by any of the following: cardiac imaging tests performed within 2 weeks prior to screening: echocardiography, gated SPECT and/or LV angiography.
  • A maximum of 60 patients who satisfy the preliminary eligibility criteria will be enrolled in the preliminary phase of the study (i.e., will have RAA tissue harvested/cultured/expanded). Of these 60 patients, a maximum of 20 will be enrolled in the final phase of the study (i.e., will undergo CSC injections and subsequent follow-up).
  • In this open-label study, a maximum of 20 patients will eventually receive intracoronary CSC transplantation. These patients will have nonviable myocardium/scar from prior MI and will undergo CABG for ICM.
  • Enrollment of patients will be done in two stages: Stage A and stage B.
  • In stage A, 9 consecutive patients will be enrolled in the treatment arm followed by 4 consecutive patients in the control arm. Stage A will enable us to perform an initial assessment of whether the process of harvesting, processing, and administering cardiac stem cells is associated with common/frequent short-term adverse effects.
  • In stage B, patients will be randomized to the treated and control arms using a 2:3 ratio with a block size of 5 with a final variable block. As a result, the total number of both treated and control patients will be 20 each. More specifically, 11 treated and 16 control patients will make up stage B. To ensure that randomization can be done at the time of final enrollment, right atrial tissue will be harvested and cardiac stem cells will be grown from all patients who meet the enrollment criteria at the time of initial enrollment. If a patient is then randomized to the control arm, his/her cells will be discarded.
  • Patients who satisfy the preliminary eligibility criteria will be enrolled and revascularized within few days (< 2 weeks) of enrollment.
  • Patients will receive venous and/or arterial grafts as needed during CABG surgery. Nonviable myocardial segments will also be revascularized in order to enable subsequent intracoronary delivery of CSCs into the scarred region.
  • During on-pump CABG surgery, patients will undergo resection of part of the RAA at the cannulation site (this is done routinely during CABG surgery). Resected RAA tissue (< 1 g) will be collected intra-operatively and handled as described in the preparation section.
  • Cardiac catheterization (coronary angiography) for intracoronary injection of CSCs will be performed 4 ± 1 month after CABG surgery.

Worldwide, more than 500 patients have received intracoronary infusions of stem cells (derived from the bone marrow and peripheral blood). None of these patients have had any adverse events as a result of these infusions.

The overall objective of this project is to determine whether intracoronary delivery of CSCs can regenerate non-viable myocardial segments in patients with ICM. CSCs will be harvested from right atrial appendages (RAAs) of patients with ICM during surgical revascularization, cultured and expanded in vitro, and then transplanted back into the same patient.

The specific aims are:

  1. To determine the feasibility of harvesting CSCs from RAAs of patients undergoing surgical revascularization, culturing and expanding them in vitro, and injecting them into patients via the intracoronary route
  2. To determine the safety of intracoronary infusion of CSCs

In addition to these safety data, we hope to obtain initial evidence that CSC administration results in clinical improvement.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 1
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
Intervention  ICMJE Biological: Treatment group
Intracoronary injection of cardiac stem cells
Other Name: Intracoronary Injection (cardiac stem cell therapy)
Study Arms  ICMJE
  • Experimental: Treatment group
    Patients in this arm received intracoronary expanded autologous c-kit positive cardiac stem cells.
    Intervention: Biological: Treatment group
  • No Intervention: Control group
    Patients in this arm did not receive any intervention.
Publications *

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Actual Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: October 15, 2014)
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: May 16, 2007)
Actual Study Completion Date  ICMJE September 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date August 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • LVEF < 40% (by any imaging modality: echocardiography/SPECT/LV angiography)
  • A history of Q-wave MI with a residual akinetic and nonviable scar (as evidenced by low-dose dobutamine stress echocardiogram and/or or thallium redistribution nuclear study for viability and/or an electrocardiogram)
  • Patients scheduled for surgical revascularization within few days (< 2 weeks) of the initial screening

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age >75 by time of infusion
  • Cardiogenic shock
  • Severe co-morbidities (e.g., renal failure, liver failure)
  • Mini-CABG procedures
  • Pregnant/nursing women or women of child-bearing potential
  • Inability to provide informed consent
  • Diabetic Hgb A1c > 8.5%
  • Patients with a history of hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00474461
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE IOIC070833
Has Data Monitoring Committee Yes
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Responsible Party Roberto Bolli, University of Louisville
Study Sponsor  ICMJE University of Louisville
Collaborators  ICMJE
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Jewish Hospital and St. Mary's Healthcare
Investigators  ICMJE
Principal Investigator: Roberto Bolli, MD University of Louisville
PRS Account University of Louisville
Verification Date April 2017

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