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Cleansing of Suction Blood in Cardiac Surgery for Reduced Inflammatory Response

This study has been terminated.
(For financial and logistical reasons)
Danish Heart Foundation
Copenhagen Hospital Corporation
Information provided by:
Rigshospitalet, Denmark Identifier:
First received: September 8, 2005
Last updated: January 4, 2008
Last verified: November 2007
Cardiac surgery using heart and lung machine produces an inflammatory reaction in the body. This leads in few percent of cases to heart, lung, and kidney disturbances that potentially causes death. White blood cells in contact with the heart and lung machine and external surfaces release mediators partly responsible for this. Blood collected by the suction and the blood remaining in the heart and lung machine after its use, can be cleaned by a cell saver before reinfusion, and this might reduce the inflammatory response.

Condition Intervention Phase
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Coronary Arteriosclerosis
Procedure: Cell saver
Procedure: No cell saver
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Does Cleansing of Suction Blood During Cardiac Surgery With Heart and Lung Machine Reduce the Postoperative Inflammatory Response ?

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Further study details as provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Concentrations of IL-1B, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-12p70, TNFa, TNF-R1, TNF-R2, PCT and LPS in patient blood. [ Time Frame: 6, 24 and 72 hours after termination of CPB. ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Bleeding [ Time Frame: Intra- and postoperatively ]
  • Need for allogenic blood transfusions and blood products [ Time Frame: Within submission ]
  • Clinical effect focusing on known complications to cardiac surgery and CPB [ Time Frame: Within submission ]

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: January 2003
Study Completion Date: February 2004
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
With cell saver
Procedure: Cell saver
Cell saver intraoperatively for coronary artery bypass grafting using cardiopulmonary bypass
Active Comparator: 2
Without cell saver
Procedure: No cell saver
Conventional suction for coronary artery bypass grafting using cardiopulmonary bypass

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Oral and written informed consent.
  • No limits regarding age or ejection fraction.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Redo CABG
  • Current infection
  • Antibiotic treatment
  • S-creatinin > 200 micromol/L
  • Antiinflammatory / immuno-modulating treatment: Steroids, immunosuppressive or -stimulating agents (NSAIDs and ASA allowed)
  • Liver disease
  • Immune disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00159926

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Rigshospitalet
Copenhagen, Denmark, 2100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Danish Heart Foundation
Copenhagen Hospital Corporation
Principal Investigator: Sune Damgaard, MD Dept. of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen
Study Director: Daniel A Steinbrüchel, Professor Dept. of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen
  More Information Identifier: NCT00159926     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 959583153
DHF: 03-2-3-35-22109
CHC: 20/fo03
Study First Received: September 8, 2005
Last Updated: January 4, 2008

Keywords provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:
systemic inflammatory response syndrome
coronary artery bypass grafting
cell saver
tumor necrosis factor alfa

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Pathologic Processes
Coronary Disease
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases processed this record on May 24, 2017