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Assessmet of Patients With PAH Right Ventricular Volume

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VentriPoint Diagnostics Ltd. Identifier:
First received: August 30, 2011
Last updated: March 25, 2015
Last verified: October 2012
The primary endpoint of this study is the percent difference between the VentriPoint Medical System (VMS) and cMRI for estimating the end diastolic and end systolic right ventricular volumes (RVEDV and RVESV) in subjects with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH). The trial will be defined as positive if the mean VMS-cMRI percent difference is <10% and >-10% at a 1-sided 0.025 statistical significance level for RVEDV and for RVESV, with no safety concerns for the VMS procedure.

Condition Intervention
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Device: Ventripoint Medical System

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Assessment of Right Ventricular Volume Using the Ventripoint Medical System in Patients With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

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Further study details as provided by VentriPoint Diagnostics Ltd.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Observed Mean (Std Err) for % Difference Between VMS and MRI. [ Time Frame: VMS occured on day 1 and required 15 minutes and MRI occurred on day 1 and required 1 hour. ]
    % Difference was measured for right ventricular EDV, ESV and EF.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Inter-Observer Variability [ Time Frame: VMS occured on day 1 and required 15 minutes and MRI occurred on day 1 and required 1 hour. ]
    A VMS/echo inter-observer analysis of VMS between-Observer Variation for N=75 Studies.

  • Intra-Observer Variability [ Time Frame: VMS occured on day 1 and required 15 minutes and MRI occurred on day 1 and required 1 hour. ]
    Intra-Observer Variation: Directional Difference within Observer (Reading 2-Reading 1)

Enrollment: 103
Study Start Date: April 2012
Study Completion Date: December 2013
Primary Completion Date: November 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Right ventrical volumn comparison
Single arm study comparing Ventripoint Medical System (VMS) right ventricle volume measurement to gold standard cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (cMRI) measurement in patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.
Device: Ventripoint Medical System

The subjects will undergo a 2D echocardiography according to standard of care. An additional 5 - 10 minutes of scanning using VMS transducer attached to the echocardiography system to acquire images for 3-D reconstruction is required.

Within one day of the VMS image acquisition the subjects will also undergo cMRI according to hospital standards of care plus an additional 5 minutes to capture the PSSS required images.

Detailed Description:

The objective of this study is: The comparison of the VMS and MRI values for EDV, ESV, and EF using 75 subjects.

Secondary objectives are:

The determination of VMS inter-observer and intra-observer variability of these quantities using 30 subjects.


Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with Group 1 Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • IPAH
  • HPAH
  • APAH-Drugs/Toxins
  • APAH-CHD repaired simple systemic to pulmonary shunts, i.e. ASD, VSD and/or PDA
  • APAH-CHD unrepaired simple systemic to pulmonary shunts, i.e. ASD, VSD and/or PDA Patients who can be expected to lie motionless during imagine Males and females 12 years of age and older

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Lack of informed consent (and assent as appropriate)
  • Other forms of PH not included in inclusion criteria
  • Left heart disease including clinically significant valvular disease, ,i.e. moderate or greater mitral regurgitation or stenosis or mild or greater aortic insufficiency or stenosis, pericardial disease, LV systolic dysfunction, i.e. LVEF <40% or LVSF <22%, and/or clinically significant LVDD
  • Known/detected arrhythmia that interferes with image acquisition
  • Implanted cardiac defibrillator, pacemaker, or other devices containing ferromagnetic materials
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding females
  • Contraindications for MRI (for those patient that undergo MRI)
  • Clinically significant obstructive or restrictive lung disease
  • Subjects with known HIV infection who have any clinical or laboratory evidence of any opportunistic pulmonary disease (e.g., tuberculosis, Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, or other pneumonias)
  • PAH associated with thyroid disorders, glycogen storage disease, Gaucher's disease, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, hemoglobinopathies, myeloproliferative disorders or splenectomy
  • Any subjects with congenital heart disease other than the simple congenital to systemic shunts specified in the inclusion criteria
  • PAH associated with significant venous or capillary involvement (PCWP ˃ 15 mmHg), known pulmonary veno-occlusive disease, or pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis
  • Clinically significant cardiac ischemic disease
  • Systemic hypertension defined as SBP ˃ 160 mmHg and/or DBP ˃ 95 mmHg (treated or untreated)
  • Moderate or severe hepatic impairment, i.e., Child-Pugh Class B or C
  • Any subject with obstructive sleep apnea or who requires the use of CPAP or BiPAP device
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01557582

United States, Illinois
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
United States, Massachusetts
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
United States, Minnesota
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
United States, Ohio
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
United States, Pennsylvania
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15212
United States, Texas
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Canada, Ontario
Toronto General Hospital
Tononto, Ontario, Canada, M5G-2C4
Sponsors and Collaborators
VentriPoint Diagnostics Ltd.
Principal Investigator: Robyn Barst, MD Scientific Advisory Board
  More Information

Responsible Party: VentriPoint Diagnostics Ltd. Identifier: NCT01557582     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2011052
Study First Received: August 30, 2011
Results First Received: March 25, 2015
Last Updated: March 25, 2015

Keywords provided by VentriPoint Diagnostics Ltd.:
APAH Drugs/Toxins
APAH CHD repaired
APAH CHD unrepaired

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Familial Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Hypertension, Pulmonary
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on September 19, 2017