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Allogeneic Heart Stem Cells to Achieve Myocardial Regeneration (ALLSTAR)

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (On February 28, 2019, Capricor ceased ongoing follow-up activities and terminated the ALLSTAR trial to focus resourcing on its active CAP-1002 program, HOPE-2.)
First Posted : October 24, 2011
Last Update Posted : April 9, 2019
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Capricor Inc.

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether Allogeneic Cardiosphere-Derived Cells (CAP-1002) is safe and effective in decreasing infarct size in patients with a myocardial infarction.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Myocardial Infarction Biological: CAP-1002 Allogeneic Cardiosphere-Derived Cells Drug: Placebo Phase 1 Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 156 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Phase I/II Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Intracoronary Delivery of Allogeneic Cardiosphere-Derived Cells in Patients With a Myocardial Infarction and Ischemic Left Ventricular Dysfunction
Actual Study Start Date : November 13, 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 3, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : February 28, 2019

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MedlinePlus related topics: Heart Attack

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo
Single, blinded, intracoronary infusion of a placebo solution

Active Comparator: CAP-1002 Allogeneic Cardiosphere-Derived Cells Biological: CAP-1002 Allogeneic Cardiosphere-Derived Cells
Single dose, blinded, intracoronary infusion of 25 Million cardiosphere-derived cells

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Infarct size assessed by MRI [ Time Frame: 12 Months ]

    The primary safety endpoint is the proportion of patients that experience active myocarditis possibly attributable to treatment accompanied by the presence of circulating antibodies specific to the CAP-1002 CDC donor, death due to ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation, sudden unexpected death, or a major adverse cardiac event (MACE).

    The primary efficacy endpoint is relative percentage improvement in infarct size assessed by MRI for the CAP-1002 group compared to the placebo group at 12 months post-infusion.

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

Inclusion Criteria

  1. History of MI (STEMI or NSTEMI) within the prior 12 months due to a coronary artery event and evidenced by at least two of the following: typical ischemic symptoms, serial ST-T changes (new ST elevation or new left bundle block) and/or elevated troponin or CK-MB >5 times the upper limit of normal. Also at least one of the following: development of pathological Q wave ECG changes, imaging evidence of new loss of viable myocardium, or new regional wall motion abnormalities.
  2. History of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), with stent placement resulting in TIMI flow = 3, in the coronary artery supplying the infarcted, dysfunctional territory and through which the treatment will be infused.
  3. At least one assessment of left ventricular ejection function (LVEF) ≤0.45 as determined by any one of the standard modalities (echocardiography, ventriculography, nuclear imaging, CT and/or MRI) prior to or during the screening period.

    • For subjects that fulfill the criteria of Recent MI (i.e., within 90 days of MI) at time of screening visit: assessment must be post-reperfusion after index MI and the most recent test prior to or during the screening period.
    • For subjects that fulfill the criteria of Chronic MI (i.e., greater than 90 days from MI) at the time of screening visit: assessment must be at least 21 days post-reperfusion after index MI and the most recent test prior to or during the screening period.

    Note: subjects may screen as a Recent MI but be randomized into the Chronic MI strata if the infusion date is > 90 days post-MI.

  4. Left ventricular infarct size of ≥ 15% of left ventricular mass in the qualifying infarct-related region to be infused as determined by centrally read screening MRI, with associated thinning and/or hypokinesis, akinesis, or dyskinesis, with no large aneurysmal area in the infarcted regions.
  5. No further revascularization clinically indicated at the time the subject is assessed for participation in the clinical trial.
  6. Ability to provide informed consent and follow-up with protocol procedures.
  7. Age ≥ 18 years.

Exclusion Criteria

  1. Subjects with a history of coronary artery bypass surgery, and a patent graft (arterial or saphenous vein graft) attached to the coronary artery to be infused.
  2. Diagnosed or suspected myocarditis.
  3. History of cardiac tumor, or cardiac tumor demonstrated on screening MRI.
  4. History of acute coronary syndrome in the 4 weeks prior to study infusion.
  5. History of previous stem cell therapy.
  6. History of radiation treatment to the central or left side of thorax.
  7. Current or history (within the previous 5 years) of systematic auto-immune or connective tissue disease including, but not limited to, giant cell myocarditis, cardiac or systemic sarcoidosis, Dressler's syndrome, chronic recurrent or persistent pericarditis.
  8. History of or current treatment with immunosuppressive , anti-inflammatory, or other agents to treat manifestations of systemic immunologic reactions, including chronic systemic corticosteroids, biologic agents targeting the immune system, anti-tumor and anti-neoplastic drugs, anti-VEGF, or chemotherapeutic agents within 3 months prior to enrollment.
  9. Prior ICD and/or pacemaker placement where study imaging site has not been trained and certified specifically for this protocol to conduct cardiac MRI in subjects with ICD and/or pacemaker placement.

    a. Presence of a pacemaker and/or ICD generator with any of the following limitations/conditions are excluded: i. Manufactured before the year 2000, ii. Leads implanted < 6 weeks prior to signing informed consent, iii. Non-transvenous epicardial, abandoned, or no-fixation leads, iv. Subcutaneous ICDs, v. Leadless pacemakers, vi. Any other condition that, in the judgement of device-trained staff, would deem an MRI contraindicated.

    b. Pacemaker dependence with an ICD (Note: pacemaker-dependent candidates without an ICD are not excluded).

    c. A cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device implanted < 3 months prior to signing informed consent.

  10. Estimated glomerular filtration rate < 30 mL/min.
  11. Participation in an on-going protocol studying an experimental drug or device, or participation in an interventional clinical trial within the last 30 days.
  12. Diagnosis of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy.
  13. Current alcohol or drug abuse.
  14. Pregnant/nursing women and women of child-bearing potential that do not agree to use at least two forms of active and highly reliable method(s) of contraception. Acceptable methods of contraception include contraceptive pills, depo-progesterone injections, a barrier contraceptive such as a condom with or without spermicide cream or gel, diaphragms or cervical cap with or without spermicide or gel, or an intrauterine device (IUD).
  15. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection.
  16. Viral hepatitis.
  17. Uncontrolled diabetes (HbA1c>9%).
  18. Abnormal liver function (SGPT/ALT > 3 times the upper reference range) and/or abnormal hematology (hematocrit < 25%, WBC < 3000 µl, platelets < 100,000 µl) studies without a reversible, identifiable cause.
  19. Sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) or non-sustained ventricular tachycardia > 30 beats, not associated with the acute phase of a previous MI (> 48 hours after the MI onset) or a new acute ischemic episode.
  20. Ventricular fibrillation not associated with a new acute ischemic episode.
  21. New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class IV congestive heart failure.
  22. Evidence of tumor on screening chest/abdominal/pelvic (body) CT scan.
  23. Any prior transplant.
  24. Known hypersensitivity to dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO).
  25. Known hypersensitivity to bovine products.
  26. Any malignancy within 5 years (except for in-situ non-melanoma skin cancer and in-situ cervical cancer) of signing the ICF.
  27. Any condition or other reason that, in the opinion of the Investigator or Medical Monitor, would render the subject unsuitable for the study.

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United States, Alabama
Cardiology, P.C.
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35211
Heart Center Research
Huntsville, Alabama, United States, 35801
United States, California
La Jolla, California, United States, 92037
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90048
United States, Florida
University of Florida - Shands Hospital
Gainesville, Florida, United States, 32610
United States, Illinois
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612
Prairie Heart - St. John's Hospital
Springfield, Illinois, United States, 62712
United States, Kansas
Kansas University Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas, United States, 66160
United States, Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky, United States, 40536
United States, Massachusetts
UMass Memorial Medical Center
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, 01655
United States, Michigan
Michigan CardioVascular Institute
Saginaw, Michigan, United States, 48602
United States, Minnesota
Metropolitan Heart and Vascular Institute / Mercy Hospital
Coon Rapids, Minnesota, United States, 55433
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55407
United States, New York
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York, United States, 14203
Lenox Hill Hospital
New York, New York, United States, 10075
United States, North Carolina
Carolinas HealthCare System
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Duke University Hospital
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710
NC Heart & Vascular Research
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, 27607
United States, Ohio
SUMMA Health System
Akron, Ohio, United States, 44304
Lindner Center for Research and Education at the Christ Hospital
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45219
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43201
OhioHealth Research Institute
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43214
United States, Oregon
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97239
United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
United States, Rhode Island
The Miriam Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02906
United States, Texas
Austin Heart
Austin, Texas, United States, 78756
University of Texas Memorial Hermann Hospital
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
United States, Utah
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84132
United States, Vermont
University of Vermont Medical Center
Burlington, Vermont, United States, 05401
United States, Washington
Swedish Medical Center - Heart and Vascular Research
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98122
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98195
United States, Wisconsin
Aurora Research Institute
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53233
Sponsors and Collaborators
Capricor Inc.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)
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Study Director: Frank Litvack, MD Capricor Inc.
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Capricor Inc. Identifier: NCT01458405    
Other Study ID Numbers: 1002-01
RC3HL103356-01 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: October 24, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 9, 2019
Last Verified: April 2019
Keywords provided by Capricor Inc.:
Myocardial Infarction
Heart Attack
Stem cell
Left ventricular dysfunction
Congestive heart failure
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Myocardial Infarction
Ventricular Dysfunction
Pathologic Processes
Myocardial Ischemia
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases