Safety and Efficacy of Autologous Cardiopoietic Cells for Treatment of Ischemic Heart Failure. (CHART-1)

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Verified January 2014 by Cardio3 BioSciences
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First received: December 21, 2012
Last updated: January 8, 2014
Last verified: January 2014

Evaluation the safety and efficacy of C3BS-CQR-1 by comparing the overall response to standard of care and C3BS-CQR-1 relative to standard of care and a sham procedure.

Condition Intervention Phase
Heart Failure
Biological: Injection of C3BS-CQR-1
Biological: Sham, no injection
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy and Safety of Bone Marrow-derived Mesenchymal Cardiopoietic Cells (C3BS-CQR-1) for the Treatment of Chronic Advanced Ischemic Heart Failure.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy between groups post-index procedure [ Time Frame: 39 weeks post-index ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change between groups from baseline and 39 weeks in a hierarchical composite outcome comprising, from most to least severe outcome, days to death from any cause, number of worsening of heart failure events, change in score for the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHFQ) (10-point deterioration, no meaningful change,10-point improvement), change in six-minute walk distance (40-m deterioration, no meaningful change, 40-m improvement) and change in left ventricular end systolic volume (15-mL deterioration, no meaningful change, 15-mL improvement), and left ventricular ejection fraction (4% absolute deterioration, no meaningful change, 4% absolute improvement).

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy and safety between groups post-index procedure [ Time Frame: 52 and 104 weeks post-index ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

    Safety: Number and cause of deaths and re-admissions, number of cardiac transplantations, number of myocardial infarctions, number of strokes. Incidence of serious adverse events (AE) through week 104 and non-serious AEs (through week 52).

    Efficacy: Time to all cause mortality, time to worsening of heart failure, and time to aborted sudden death through week 52.

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy and safety between groups post-index procedure [ Time Frame: 39 and 52 weeks post-index ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Time to all cause mortality, time to cardiovascular mortality, and rate of worsening heart failure requiring outpatient IV therapy for heart failure or readmission for heart failure, and others.

Estimated Enrollment: 240
Study Start Date: November 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Sham Comparator: Control
Sham, no injection
Biological: Sham, no injection
Mimic the injection procedure trough insertion of a sham catheter. No injection actually performed
Experimental: C3BS-CQR-1 Treated
Injection of C3BS-CQR-1
Biological: Injection of C3BS-CQR-1
Injection of the C3BS-CQR-1 using the C-Cath® injection catheter.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Eligible patients must meet all of the following inclusion criteria:

  1. Age ≥ 18 and < 80 years.
  2. Systolic dysfunction with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤ 35% as assessed by echocardiography.
  3. Ischemic heart failure without known need for revascularization.
  4. Total MLHFQ score > 30.
  5. Ability to perform a 6 minute walk test > 100 m and ≤ 400 m.
  6. History of hospitalization for heart failure (HF) within 12 months prior to screening or treatment in an outpatient clinic with intravenous vasoactive therapy (including vasodilators, positive inotropic agents and vasopressors) or diuretics for worsening Heart Failure within 12 months prior to screening.
  7. Be or must have been within the previous 12 months in New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III or IV or Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS) class 4, 5, 6 or 7, and at the time of inclusion, must be at least in NYHA Class II or greater.
  8. Use of ACE inhibitor and/or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB); and beta blocker, for at least 3 months prior to screening visit, unless intolerant or contraindicated.
  9. Stable dosing of ACE inhibitor, angiotensin receptor blocker , beta blocker, aldosterone blocker,and diuretics for at least one month prior to screening visit, defined as ≤50% change in total dose of each agent.
  10. Willing and able to give written informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria (summarized):

Eligible patients must meet none of the following exclusion criteria:

  1. Women who are pregnant, confirmed by a positive urine or serum human chorionic gonadotropin laboratory test at screening.
  2. Women of child-bearing potential without a negative serum or urine pregnancy test at screening.
  3. Men refusing to exercise a reliable form of contraception.
  4. Myocardial infarction, unstable angina or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) within 90 days prior to screening, or coronary artery bypass graft surgery within 180 days prior to screening.
  5. Patient on a cardiac transplant list or previously received any solid organ transplant.
  6. Previously underwent cardiac surgery with remodeling procedure, left ventricular assist device placement or cardiomyoplasty. This exclusion does not apply to patients who underwent ventricularplasty without placement device more than one year ago.
  7. Patient has undergone cardiac resynchronization therapy within 6 months prior to screening.
  8. Severe uncontrolled HF requiring need for intensive intravenous diuretics or inotropic support within 1 month prior to screening.
  9. Inability to perform a 6 minute walk test due to physical limitations other than HF including:

    1. Severe peripheral vascular disease
    2. Severe pulmonary disease or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease limiting exercise
    3. Orthopedic limitations, severe muscular diseases, any other joint or muscular disease or neurological disorder (such as an old stroke or neuropathy) limiting the ability to walk for 6 minutes.
  10. Dependence on chronic oral steroid therapy.
  11. Stroke or transient ischemic attack leading to limitations in lower extremities or occurring within 180 days prior to screening.
  12. Active myocarditis, constrictive pericarditis, restrictive, hypertrophic or congenital cardiomyopathy.
  13. BMI < 19 or > 45.
  14. Left ventricular thrombus.
  15. Left ventricular (LV) wall thickness < 8mm visualized in more than 50% of LV, and defined as a "LV no-go zone".
  16. LV aneurysm or candidate for surgical aneurysmectomy.
  17. Sustained ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation which led to automatic implantable cardioverter/defibrillator (AICD) therapy (shock) within 3 months prior to screening.
  18. Primary significant organic valvular heart disease.
  19. Moderate to severe aortic valve disease precluding catheter entry into the LV.
  20. Mechanical prosthetic valve in aortic or mitral position.
  21. Chronic infection or active malignancy.
  22. Patient has compromised renal function as reflected by a serum creatinine level >3.0 mg/dL (>0.265 mmol/L) or is currently on dialysis.
  23. Hematocrit < 28%.
  24. Atherosclerosis and/or tortuosity of the aorta, iliac or femoral arteries of a degree that could impede or preclude the safe retrograde passage of the delivery catheter.
  25. Chronic immunosuppressive therapy due to inflammatory or systemic disease.
  26. Patient tested positive for HIV 1 or 2, Hepatitis B or C, human T-cell lymphotrophic virus (HTLV) 1 or 2 (if required by regulations) or syphilis.
  27. Exposure to any previous experimental cell or angiogenic therapy and/or myocardial laser therapy and/or therapy with another investigational drug within 60 days prior to screening or enrollment in any concurrent study that may confound the results of this study.
  28. Known drug or alcohol dependence or any other factors which will interfere with the study conduct or interpretation of the results or in the opinion of the investigator are not suitable to participate.
  29. Any illness other than congestive heart failure which might reduce life expectancy to less than 2 years from screening.
  30. Known and relevant allergies and/or hypersensitivities to Dextran or other plasma volume expanders to include Gentran, Hyskon and Macrodex.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01768702

Contact: Christian Homsy, MD +32 10 39 41 00

OLV Ziekenhuis Aalst Recruiting
Aalst, Belgium, 9300
Contact: Marc Vanderheyden, MD    +32 53 724435   
Principal Investigator: Marc Vanderheyden, MD         
Hopital Civil de Charleroi Recruiting
Charleroi, Belgium, 6000
Contact: Dariouch Dolatabadi, MD    +32 71 920668   
Principal Investigator: Dariouch Dolatabadi, MD         
Ziekenhuis Oost Limburg Recruiting
Genk, Belgium, 3600
Contact: Joseph Dens, MD    +32 89 327160   
Principal Investigator: Joseph Dens, MD         
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège Recruiting
Liège, Belgium, 4000
Contact: Victor Legrand, MD    +32 4 3667854   
Principal Investigator: Victor Legrand, MD         
CHU Mont-Godinne Recruiting
Yvoir, Belgium, 5530
Contact: Antoine Guedes, MD    +32 81 4236 28   
Principal Investigator: Antoine Guedes, MD         
Gottsegen György Országos Kardiológiai Intézet - Felnőtt Kardiológiai Osztály Recruiting
Budapest, Hungary, 1096
Contact: Péter Andréka, MD Prof    +36 70 382 02 70   
Principal Investigator: Péter Andréka, MD Prof         
MH Egészségügyi Központ Kardiológiai Osztály Recruiting
Budapest, Hungary, 1134
Contact: Noemi Nyolczas, MD PhD    +36 20 945 12 01   
Principal Investigator: Noemi Nyolczas, MD PhD         
Semmelweis Egyetem - Városmajori Szív- és Érgyógyászati Klinika Recruiting
Budapest, Hungary, 1122
Contact: Béla Merkely, MD, PhD         
Principal Investigator: Béla Merkely, MD, PhD         
Pécsi Tudományegyetem Klinikai Központ - Szívgyógyászati Klinika Recruiting
Pécs, Hungary, 7624
Contact: Iván G. Horváth, MD, PhD    +36 72 536 000 35601   
Principal Investigator: Iván G. Horváth, MD, PhD         
Barzilai Medical Center - Cardiology Unit Recruiting
Ashkelon, Israel, 78278
Contact: Amos Katz, MD, Prof    +972 8 674 58 70   
Principal Investigator: Amos Katz, MD, Prof         
Nazareth Hospital EMMS Recruiting
Nazareth, Israel, 16100
Contact: Muhamad Omary, MD    +372 54 66 93 464   
Principal Investigator: Muhamad Omary, MD         
Ziv Medical Center - Heart Institute Recruiting
Safed, Israel, 13110
Contact: Majdi Halabi, MD    +972 4 682 88 44   
Principal Investigator: Majdi Halabi, MD         
Biegański Hospital Not yet recruiting
Łódź, Poland, 91-347
Contact: Jaroslaw Kasprazak, MD Prof    +48 42 653 99 09   
Principal Investigator: Jaroslaw Kasprazak, MD Prof         
Clinical Centre of Serbia, Cardiology Clinic Recruiting
Belgrade, Serbia, 11000
Contact: Petar Seferovic, MD    +381 113614738   
Principal Investigator: Petar Seferovic, MD         
Clinical Center of Serbia - Cardiology Clinic Recruiting
Belgrade, Serbia, 11000
Contact: Branko Beleslin, MD Prof    +381 11 36 13 653   
Principal Investigator: Branko Beleslin, MD Prof         
Clinical Hospital Center Zvezdara - Cardiology Clinic Recruiting
Belgrade, Serbia, 11000
Contact: Aleksandra Arandjelovic, MD Prof    +381 60 88 39 333   
Principal Investigator: Aleksandra Arandjelovic, MD Prof         
Hospital Clinico Universitario Virgen de la Victoria - Campus de Teatinos s/n Recruiting
Malaga, Spain, 29010
Contact: Jose Maria Hernandez Garcia, MD    +34 95 103 23 89   
Principal Investigator: Jose Maria Hernandez Garcia, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cardio3 BioSciences
Study Chair: André Terzic, MD Mayo Clinic, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Rochester (MN, USA)
Study Chair: Jozef Bartunek, MD OLV Ziekenhuis Aalst (Belgium)
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Responsible Party: Cardio3 BioSciences Identifier: NCT01768702     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: C3BS-C-11-01, 2011-001117-13
Study First Received: December 21, 2012
Last Updated: January 8, 2014
Health Authority: Belgium: Federal Agency for Medicinal Products and Health Products

Keywords provided by Cardio3 BioSciences:
Chronic Heart Failure of Ischemic Origin

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on September 16, 2014