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Safety/Efficacy of Everolimus and Neoral® in Adult Cardiac Transplant Patients With Established Allograft Vasculopathy

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: NCT00097968
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 2, 2004
Last Update Posted : July 12, 2010
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Brief Summary:

Everolimus is an immunosuppressive drug that is being studied for preventing acute rejection that can happen after heart transplantation.

It is usually used in combination with other immunosuppressive drugs such as cyclosporine. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the change in kidney function after beginning everolimus, while determining the most effective Neoral® (cyclosporine) dose to take with everolimus, in adult cardiac transplant patients who have had their transplanted heart for at least 1 year and who have cardiac allograft vasculopathy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Graft Rejection Drug: everolimus Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: An Open-Label, Single Arm, Pilot Study of the Renal Safety of Everolimus in Addition to Neoral® in Cardiac Transplant Recipients With Established Allograft Vasculopathy
Study Start Date : August 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2005

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Drug Information available for: Everolimus

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in renal function at 6 assessed by comparing serum creatinine levels at 6 months to baseline values.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Major Adverse Cardiac Events at 3 and 6 months.
  2. Patient survival at 3 and 6 months.
  3. Treated acute rejection at 3 and 6 months.
  4. Admission to the hospital at 3 and 6 months.
  5. Premature study treatment discontinuation at 3 and 6 months.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female adult with an established cardiac allograft vasculopathy defined as any new luminal irregularity on coronary angiography.
  • Patient must be on statins at study entry.
  • Patient who is more than 12 months post-transplant.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient with a serum creatinine value >2.0 mg/dL.
  • Patient with a biopsy-proven acute rejection episode (>= ISHLT 3A) within 6 months prior to study entry.
  • Patient who had received any investigational drug within 4 weeks prior to study entry.

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00097968

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United States, California
UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095
United States, Minnesota
University of Minnesota, Fairfield University Hospital
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55455
United States, New York
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
New York, New York, United States, 10032
United States, Ohio
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
United States, Pennsylvania
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19140
United States, Tennessee
Midstate Cardiology
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37203
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Study Director: Richard Dorent, MD Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00097968    
Other Study ID Numbers: CRAD001A2405
First Posted: December 2, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 12, 2010
Last Verified: July 2010
Keywords provided by Novartis:
transplant, heart, adult, everolimus
allograft rejection
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antifungal Agents