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CONVERGE CAP Study-For The Treatment Of Symptomatic Persistent or Long-standing Persistent AF (CAP)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04239534
Recruitment Status : Suspended (Start-up and enrolling activities have been temporatily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.)
First Posted : January 27, 2020
Last Update Posted : June 4, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AtriCure, Inc.

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE January 13, 2020
First Posted Date  ICMJE January 27, 2020
Last Update Posted Date June 4, 2020
Estimated Study Start Date  ICMJE July 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date December 2023   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: January 20, 2020)
  • Primary Effectiveness Endpoint- Freedom from Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Tachycardia and Atrial Flutter [ Time Frame: From Three month blanking period until 12-months post procedure follow-up visit. ]
    The primary effectiveness endpoint is freedom from AF/AT/AFL absent class I and III AADs except for a previously failed or intolerant class I or III AAD with no increase in dosage following the 3-months blanking period through the 12-months post procedure follow-up visit. The primary effectiveness endpoint will be evaluated from the 24-hours Holter.
  • Primary Safety Endpoint- Evaluation of major adverse events (MAEs) from the procedure to 30-days post procedure. [ Time Frame: From procedure to 30-days post procedure ]
    The primary safety endpoint for the study is the incidence of major adverse events (MAEs) for subjects undergoing the convergent procedure from the procedure to 30-days post procedure. The following MAEs occurring within 30 days of the procedure will contribute toward the primary safety endpoint: cardiac tamponade, severe pulmonary vein (PV) stenosis, excessive bleeding, myocardial infarction, Stroke, transient ischemic attacks (TIA), atrioesophageal fistula (AEF), phrenic nerve injury, and death.
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: January 20, 2020)
  • Effectiveness-Freedom for Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Tachycardia, Atrial Flutter and reduction of Atrial Fibrillation burden [ Time Frame: From 3-month blanking to 12-, 24- and 36- months post procedure evaluation ]
    1. Freedom from AF/AT/AFL > 30 seconds in duration in the absence class I and III AADs except for a previously failed or intolerant class I or III AAD with no increase in dosage following the 3-months blanking period through the 24- and 36- months post procedure follow-up visits.
    2. Freedom from AF/AT/AFL > 1 hour in duration in the absence of class I and III AADs except for a previously failed or intolerant class I or III AAD with no increase in dosage following the 3-months blanking period through the 24 and 36- months post procedure follow-up visits.
  • Effectiveness- Atrial Fibrillation burden reduction [ Time Frame: From 3-month blanking to 12-, 24- and 36- months post procedure evaluation ]
    1. Burden reduction of ≥75% and ≥90% from baseline AF burden and off all Class I and III AADs at 12, 24, and 36-months post procedure.
    2. Burden reduction of ≥75% and ≥90% from baseline AF burden regardless of Class I and III AAD status at 12, 24, and 36-months post procedure.
  • Safety-Incidence of serious adverse events [ Time Frame: Through 12-months post procedure visit ]
    Incidence of serious adverse events (SAEs) in the study through the 12-months post procedure visit.
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE CONVERGE CAP Study-For The Treatment Of Symptomatic Persistent or Long-standing Persistent AF
Official Title  ICMJE Continued Access Protocol For Convergence Of Epicardial And Endocardial RF Ablation For The Treatment Of Symptomatic Persistent AF CONVERGE CAP Study
Brief Summary The objective of this clinical study is to collect additional data on the safety and effectiveness of the EPi- Sense®-AF Guided Coagulation System with VisiTrax® to treat symptomatic persistent or long-standing persistent Atrial Fibrillation (AF) patients who are refractory or intolerant to at least one Class I and/or III AAD.
Detailed Description

This is a prospective CAP, multi-center, single arm study. The study will enroll one hundred and seventy subjects (170) to ensure that 153 subjects are treated with the EPi-Sense®-AF device, after accounting for post-enrollment subject ineligibility. Patients will be enrolled from up to twenty-seven (27) sites that enrolled patients in the CONVERGE study. For consistency, the same endpoints defined in the CONVERGE study will be used in the CAP.

The population for this study will be subjects with Persistent or Long-standing Persistent atrial fibrillation defined in accordance with the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2017 AF expert consensus statement.

  • Persistent: Continuous AF which is sustained beyond seven days.
  • Long-standing Persistent: Continuous AF of greater than 12 months' duration. Subject informed consent might be obtained in two phases to allow for additional testing, beyond the site's standard of care (SOC) needed to complete the subject's eligibility to participate in this trial. If additional tests are needed to determine study eligibility, the subjects will sign a Screening ICF. Following a full evaluation, if it is determined that the subject is eligible to participate in the CONVERGE CAP study, the subject will sign an Enrollment ICF. Sites will continue to monitor subjects implanted with a loop recorder who did not qualify to be enrolled in the study. If the ILR indicates a change in the subject's AF status from paroxysmal to persistent AF and the subject continues to meet study eligibility criteria, the subject could sign an Enrollment consent to participate in the study.

Subjects will be provided the IRB/EC approved ICFs (Screening and Enrollment) and will have the opportunity to read, understand, and have their questions answered prior to signing the ICFs. If the subject agrees to participate in the study and signs consent, the ICF process will be completed. The subject must sign and date the Screening ICF prior to any additional assessments needed to determine study eligibility and sign and date the Enrollment ICF prior to study-specific procedures being performed. The person reviewing the ICF with the subject will also sign and date the ICFs. The subject will be given copies of the signed ICFs to keep. The Screening ICF will be required only if non-study evaluations are needed to determine the subject's eligibility to participate in the study.

Upon entering subject enrollment information into Clindex, each subject will be assigned a unique identification (ID) number sequentially in ascending order. All subjects who sign the ICFs will be documented in a Screening and Enrollment Log. For subjects who sign the Screening ICF but are ineligible to participate, minimum baseline characteristics: age, gender, race, screening date and screen failure reason (s) will be captured in Clindex.

Subjects are considered to be enrolled in the study when they have signed the Enrollment ICF. Subjects are considered to be treated when any of the study devices are introduced into the body.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Not Applicable
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Intervention Model Description:
Continued Access Protocol (CAP), prospective, multi-center, single arm study.
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Atrial Fibrillation
Intervention  ICMJE Device: Convergence Of Epicardial And Endocardial RF Ablation
The epicardial lesion pattern will be created using the EPi-Sense®-AF Guided Coagulation System with VisiTrax®. Epicardial linear lesions will be created endoscopically using the EPi-Sense-AF Guided Coagulation System with VisiTrax throughout the posterior left atrium and along the pericardial reflections from a trans-diaphragmatic or sub-xyphoid access without any chest incisions. An endocardial ablation catheter will be used to ablate endocardially to connect lesions at the reflections, complete the isolation of the pulmonary veins and create a cavotricuspid lesion to prevent typical atrial flutter. Once the study lesion pattern has been created by coagulating cardiac tissue using the EPi- Sense-AF Guided Coagulation System and the endocardial ablation catheter, the pulmonary veins must be evaluated for entrance and/or exit block to confirm isolation.
Study Arms  ICMJE Single Arm
In this Single Arm Study, Epicardial linear lesions will be created endoscopically using the EPi-Sense-AF Guided Coagulation System with VisiTrax throughout the posterior left atrium and along the pericardial reflections from a trans-diaphragmatic or sub-xyphoid access. Followed by the sue of an endocardial ablation catheter that will be used to ablate endocardially to connect lesions at the reflections, complete the isolation of the pulmonary veins and create a cavotricuspid lesion to prevent typical atrial flutter.
Intervention: Device: Convergence Of Epicardial And Endocardial RF Ablation
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Suspended
Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: January 20, 2020)
170
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE Same as current
Estimated Study Completion Date  ICMJE November 2026
Estimated Primary Completion Date December 2023   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age ≥ 18 years and < 80 years at time of enrollment consent.
  2. Left atrium ≤ 6.0 cm (Trans Thoracic Echo - TTE - parasternal 4 chamber view) or equivalent test.
  3. Refractory or intolerant to at least one AAD (class I and/or III).
  4. Subject has history of persistent or long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation as defined by the 2017 HRS/EHRA/ECAS Guidelines.
  5. Provided written informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients requiring concomitant surgery such as valvular repair or replacement, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and atrial septal defect closure.
  2. Left ventricular ejection fraction < 40%.
  3. Pregnant or planning to become pregnant during study.
  4. Co-morbid medical conditions that limit one-year life expectancy.
  5. Previous cardiac surgery.
  6. History of pericarditis.
  7. Previous cerebrovascular accident (CVA), excluding fully resolved TIA.
  8. Patients who have active infection or sepsis.
  9. Patients with esophageal ulcers strictures and varices.
  10. Patients with renal dysfunction who are not on dialysis (defined as GFR ≤ 40).
  11. Patients who are contraindicated for anticoagulants such as heparin and coumadin.
  12. Patients who are being treated for ventricular arrhythmias.
  13. Patients who have had a previous left atrial catheter ablation for AF (does not include ablation for AFL or other supraventricular arrhythmias).
  14. Patients with existing ICDs.
  15. Current participation in another clinical investigation of a medical device or a drug, or recent participation in such a study within 30 days prior to study enrollment.
  16. Not competent to legally represent him or herself (e.g., requires a guardian or caretaker as a legal representative).
  17. Patient has presence of thrombus in the left atrium determined by intraoperative TEE.
  18. Patient exhibits pulmonary vein stenosis in one or more of the pulmonary veins >50 % stenosis.
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years to 80 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 Kingdom,   United States
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT04239534
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE CP2019-1
Has Data Monitoring Committee Yes
U.S. FDA-regulated Product
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: Yes
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE
Plan to Share IPD: No
Responsible Party AtriCure, Inc.
Study Sponsor  ICMJE AtriCure, Inc.
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Principal Investigator: David De Lurgio, M.D. Emory University
PRS Account AtriCure, Inc.
Verification Date January 2020

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