Baroreflex Activation Therapy in Heart Failure

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
CVRx, Inc. Identifier:
First received: November 29, 2011
Last updated: June 11, 2015
Last verified: June 2015

The purpose of this clinical investigation is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the CVRx Barostim Neo System in the treatment of patients with heart failure.

Condition Intervention
Heart Failure
Device: Barostim Neo System

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Baroreflex Activation Therapy in Heart Failure

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Further study details as provided by CVRx, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in sympathetic nervous system activity at 6 months from baseline [ Time Frame: baseline and 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 15
Study Start Date: November 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2015
Primary Completion Date: May 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Device group
Barostim Neo system
Device: Barostim Neo System
Baroreflex Activation Therapy using the Barostim Neo System
Other Names:
  • XR-1 System
  • Neo system


Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age at least 21 years
  • Symptomatic heart failure despite optimal, stable pharmacological therapy for at least 4 weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Significant carotid plaque or stenosis
  • Known or suspected baroreflex failure or autonomic neuropathy
  • Myocardial infarction, unstable angina, syncope, cerebral vascular accident, SCD, or received defibrillation therapy within the past 3 months
  • Heart failure secondary to a reversible condition
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01484288

Milan, Italy
Sponsors and Collaborators
CVRx, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Edoardo G Gronda, MD, FESC MultiMedica
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: CVRx, Inc. Identifier: NCT01484288     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 360025
Study First Received: November 29, 2011
Last Updated: June 11, 2015
Health Authority: Italy: Ministry of Health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases processed this record on October 13, 2015