A Multinational Trial to Evaluate the Longterm Safety of the Parachute Implant System (PARACHUTEIII)

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified April 2013 by CardioKinetix, Inc
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
CardioKinetix, Inc
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: February 15, 2011
Last updated: April 4, 2013
Last verified: April 2013

The primary objective is to assess the longterm safety of the CardioKinetix Parachute Implant and Delivery System in the partitioning of the left ventricle in patients with heart failure due to ischemic heart disease.

Heart Failure
Myocardial Infarction

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: PARACHUTE III: A Multinational Trial to Evaluate the Longterm Safety of the Parachute System

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Further study details as provided by CardioKinetix, Inc:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Assessment of long term safety of the Parachute system [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Assessment of long term safety as measured by site-reported device related MACE in real in real-world use of the Parachute Implant through 5 years of clinical follow-up.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Left Ventricular Volume Indices [ Time Frame: 6 months and annually to 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change in Left Ventricular Volume Indexes (End Systolic {LVESVI} and End Diastolic {LVEDVI}) as measured by echocardiography from baseline to 6 months and annually to 5 years

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: July 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

While current therapies for heart failure (including but not limited to: medical management, cardiac resynchronization and ICDs) may represent the best treatment available today for the majority of HF patients, the medical community recognizes that pharmacologic therapy has been optimized to nearly the extent that is possible, and that any incremental improvements in the management of HF patients will now come from device based therapies. With this background, CardioKinetix has developed a catheter-based intravascular approach to ventricular partitioning using an implantable device. The purpose of this study is to assess the longterm safety of using the CardioKinetix Parachute device to isolate the malfunctioning portion of the left ventricle in patients with symptoms of HF due to ischemic heart disease.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 79 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

The study population will be open to all individuals who meet the inclusion/exclusion criteria. This is a prospective, multi-center, non-randomized trial.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Candidates for this study must meet ALL of the following inclusion criteria:

    1. Akinesis or dyskinesis due to myocardial infarction limited to anteroapical region
    2. Subject is not hospitalized at time of enrollment.
    3. NYHA Class at time of enrollment, either:

      • NYHA Class III or Ambulatory IV - if predominant during the 3-month period prior to enrollment
      • NYHA Class II - if diagnosed with NYHA Class III or IV during 3-month period prior to enrollment
    4. LVEF >15 or% and ≤ 40% as measured by echocardiography.
    5. Post LV MI structural heart dysfunction represented by LV wall motion abnormality (WMA) by echocardiography.
    6. Eligible for cardiac surgery
    7. Between 18 and 79 years of age (inclusive)
    8. Receiving appropriate medical treatment for heart failure according to the ACC/AHA 2009 Guideline Update for the Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Heart Failure in the Adult during the three months prior to enrollment
    9. Provide written informed consent
    10. Agree to the protocol-required follow-up

Exclusion Criteria:

Candidates will be excluded from the study if ANY of the following conditions apply:

  1. Untreated clinically significant coronary artery disease requiring intervention.
  2. Acute MI (see MI definition) within 60 days of enrollment or patients with suspected evolving MI at time of enrollment
  3. Cardiogenic shock within 72 hours of enrollment
  4. Revascularization procedure (PCI or CABG) within 60 days of enrollment
  5. Patient has received a pacemaker, ICD, or CRT device within 60 days of enrollment
  6. History of aborted sudden cardiac death, if patient has not received an ICD and has potentially lethal ventricular arrhythmia, VT or VF
  7. A known hypersensitivity or contraindication to aspirin, heparin, warfarin, nitinol (titanium and nickel alloy), or sensitivity to contrast media, which cannot be adequately pre medicated.
  8. Aortic valve replacement or repair
  9. Blood dyscrasia, history of bleeding diathesis or coagulopathy, or hypercoagulable states.
  10. Active peptic ulcer or GI bleeding within the past 3 months
  11. Patient has suffered a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) or transient ischemic attack (TIA) within the past 6 months
  12. History of Kawasaki's disease
  13. Patient on dialysis or expected to require hemodialysis within 12 months
  14. Patient has chronic liver disease
  15. Impaired renal function that places patient at risk of contrast induced renal failure
  16. Ongoing sepsis, including active endocarditis.
  17. Co-morbidities associated with a life expectancy of less than 12-months or there are factors making echo and clinical follow-up difficult (no permanent address, etc.)
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01297296

Contact: Thomas Engels, MBA (650) 364-7016 ext 417 thomas@cardiokinetix.com

OLV Hospital Aalst Recruiting
Aalst, Belgium, 9300
Contact: Marc Vanderheyden, MD    +32 53724439    marc.vanderheyden@olvz-aalst.be   
Principal Investigator: Marc Vanderheyden, MD         
Principal Investigator: Jozef Bartunek, MD         
ZNA Middelheim Recruiting
Antwerpen, Belgium, 2020
Contact: Stefan Verheye, MD, PhD    +32 32803209    stefan.verheye@zna.be   
Principal Investigator: Stefan Verheye, MD, PhD         
Kerckhoff-Klinik SGmbh Recruiting
Bad Nauheim, Germany, 61231
Contact: Helge Mollman, Prof.         
Principal Investigator: Helge Mollman, Prof.         
Arzt St. Marien-Hospital Abt. Innere Medizin Recruiting
Bonn, Germany, 53115
Contact: Heyder Omran, Prof.         
Principal Investigator: Heyder Omran, Prof.         
Asklepios Klinik St. Georg Recruiting
Hamburg, Germany, 20099
Contact: Ulrich Schafer, Prof.    +49 040/1818-854150    ul.schafer@asklepios.com   
Principal Investigator: Ulrich Schafer, Prof.         
University of Heidelberg Recruiting
Heidelberg, Germany, 69120
Contact: Stefan Hardt, Prof.    +49 6221 5638864    stefan.hardt@med.uni-heidelberg.de   
Principal Investigator: Stefan Hardt, Prof.         
University Hospital Leipzig Recruiting
Leipzig, Germany, 04289
Contact: Gerhard Schuler    +49 341 865 1429    gerhard.schuler@med.uni-leipzig.de   
Principal Investigator: Gerhard Schuler, Prof.         
Principal Investigator: Axel Linke, Prof.         
Universitat Rostok Recruiting
Rostock, Germany, 18057
Contact: Huseyin Ince, Prof.         
Principal Investigator: Huseyin Ince, Prof.         
Ferrarotto University Hospital Catania Recruiting
Catania, Italy, 95123
Contact: Corrado Tamburino, Prof.       cardioferrarotto@gmail.com   
Principal Investigator: Corrado Tamburino, Prof.         
University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht Recruiting
Utrecht, Netherlands, 3508
Contact: Pieter Stella, MD    +31 887556167    P.Stella@umcutrecht.nl   
Principal Investigator: Pieter Stella, MD         
Hospital Clinico de Barcelona Recruiting
Barcelona, Spain, 08028
Contact: Manel Sabate, MD       MASABATE@clinic.ub.es   
Principal Investigator: Manel Sabate, MD         
United Kingdom
British Royal Infirmary (The Heart Centre) Recruiting
Bristol, United Kingdom, BS2 8HW
Contact: Andreas Baumbach, MD       Andreas.Baumbach@UHBristol.nhs.uk   
Principal Investigator: Andreas Baumbach, MD         
Golden Jubilee Hospital Recruiting
Glasgow, United Kingdom, G81 4DY
Contact: Mark Petrie, MD       mark.petrie@glasgow.ac.uk   
Principal Investigator: Mark Petrie, MD         
St. Thomas' Hospital Recruiting
London, United Kingdom, SE1 7EH
Contact: Martyn Thomas, MD    +44 (0) 20 7188 8524    martyn.thomas@gstt.nhs.uk   
Principal Investigator: Martyn Thomas, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
CardioKinetix, Inc
Principal Investigator: Martyn Thomas, MD St. Thomas' Hospital
  More Information

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Responsible Party: CardioKinetix, Inc
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01297296     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RD1051
Study First Received: February 15, 2011
Last Updated: April 4, 2013
Health Authority: Germany: Ethics Commission
Belgium: Ethics Committee
United Kingdom: Research Ethics Committee
Netherlands: Medical Ethics Review Committee (METC)
Spain: Ethics Committee
Italy: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by CardioKinetix, Inc:
heart failure
interventional cardiology
apical remodeling
LV dilatation
myocardial infarction

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Myocardial Infarction
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Myocardial Ischemia
Vascular Diseases

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