Immunoadsorption and Immunoglobulin Substitution for Heart Failure After Myocardial Infarction

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Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (PI left center)
First Posted : August 20, 2008
Last Update Posted : May 11, 2016
Fresenius Medical Care North America
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University Medicine Greifswald

August 18, 2008
August 20, 2008
May 11, 2016
September 2008
June 2011   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
left-ventricular ejection fraction as measured by echocardiography [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
Same as current
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  • cardiac index [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • systemic vascular resistance [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • pulmonary vascular resistance [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • n-terminal pro-BNP concentration (serum) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • peak oxygen uptake (spiroergometric) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • dyspnoea symptoms / NYHA classification [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
Same as current
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Immunoadsorption and Immunoglobulin Substitution for Heart Failure After Myocardial Infarction
Immunoadsorption With Subsequent Immunoglobulin Substitution for Patients With Heart Failure After Myocardial Infarction
The purpose of this study is to investigate, if immunoadsorption of autoantibodies with subsequent substitution of immunoglobulins is able to improve cardiac function of patients with heart failure after myocardial infarction and presence of cardiac autoantibodies.

Heart failure due to coronary heart disease (CHD) remains one of the most frequent causes of death. Left-ventricular ejection fraction < 30% is associated with a 5-year mortality > 70%. Therefore, new strategies and therapies towards treatment of heart failure are needed.

Heart failure due to left ventricular dysfunction can develop in CHD beyond the area of myocardial infarction. Some of these patients develop myocardial autoantibodies, which have been shown to exert a negative inotropic effect. Their elimination by immunoadsorption has been shown to improve left ventricular function in dilatative cardiomyopathy. Immunoglobulins are substituted to minimize infection risk at a level, which has been shown not to effect cardiac function. This intervention might also ameliorate cardiac function in patients with heart failure due to other origins. This study therefore aims to evaluate the effect of immunoadsorption with subsequent immunoglobulin substitution.

Phase 1
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Heart Failure
  • Coronary Heart Disease
Device: Immunoadsorption / Immunoglobulin substitution
Immunoadsorption with protein-A columns on five consecutive days with subsequent human polyclonal immunoglobulin G substitution after day 5 (0,5g /kg bodyweight)
Other Name: Immunosorba
  • Active Comparator: 1
    Immunoadsorption with subsequent immunoglobulin substitution
    Intervention: Device: Immunoadsorption / Immunoglobulin substitution
  • No Intervention: 2

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
December 2011
June 2011   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • heart failure and known coronary heart disease / post myocardial infarction
  • completed treatment for coronary heart disease (no known hemodynamically effective stenosis in coronary vessels)
  • evidence of scarred myocardial tissue in low-dose stress echocardiography or myocardial scintigraphy or MRI
  • evidence of hypo-contractile myocardium in echocardiography or MRI outside of infarction area
  • at least 3 months without acute coronary syndrome or coronary intervention
  • left-ventricular ejection fraction by echocardiography < 45%
  • detection of at least one myocardial autoantibody (e.g. anti-ß1-receptor, anti-TnI, anti-KchIP2) in serum
  • dyspnea on exertion equivalent to NYHA II - NYHA IV
  • written informed consent of the patient

Exclusion Criteria:

  • heart failure due to other cardiac disease (e.g. dilatative cardiomyopathy without evidence of CHD, primary valve defects > II°, toxic cardiomyopathy)
  • active infection
  • pregnancy
  • malign tumor disease
  • other secondary disease with life expectancy < 1 year
  • refusal by the patient
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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MPG 01/08
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Dr. med. L. R. Herda, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität
University Medicine Greifswald
Fresenius Medical Care North America
Study Chair: Stephan B Felix, MD University Medicine Greifswald
Study Director: Lars R Herda, MD University Medicine Greifswald
Principal Investigator: Astrid Hummel, MD University Medicine Greifswald
Principal Investigator: Marcus Doerr, MD University Medicine Greifswald
Principal Investigator: Daniel Beug, MD University Medicine Greifswald
University Medicine Greifswald
May 2016

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