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The Role of F-18 Florbetapir in the Early Detection of Cardiac Amyloidosis

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03040427
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Low enrollment)
First Posted : February 2, 2017
Last Update Posted : January 9, 2020
Avid Radiopharmaceuticals
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Wael Jaber, The Cleveland Clinic

Brief Summary:
The investigators postulate that F-18 florbetapir will show improved detection of cardiac amyloidosis over conventional non-invasive imaging techniques, particularly in early disease.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cardiac Amyloidosis Drug: F-18 florbetapir Phase 4

Detailed Description:
F-18 florbetapir is currently used for the early detection of brain amyloid (Alzheimer's disease). The hypothesis is that F-18 florbetapir will detect amyloid deposition in myocardium prior to current non-invasive diagnostic measures, particular electrocardiography with strain and technetium pyrophosphate scintigraphy. The investigators intend to use F-18 florbetapir and assess its correlation between standard non-invasive diagnostic modalities.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 16 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: The Role of F-18 Florbetapir in the Early Detection of Cardiac Amyloidosis
Actual Study Start Date : January 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 21, 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : August 21, 2019

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MedlinePlus related topics: Amyloidosis

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: AL or TTR type amyloidosis
The participants will undergo F-18 florbetapir PET scan.
Drug: F-18 florbetapir
Cardiac PET images will be obtained following injection of F-18 labeled Florbetapir (Trade Name: Amyvid).
Other Names:
  • Amyvid
  • Florbetapir-fluorine-18
  • 18F-AV-45

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Frequency of positive studies as determined by the tracer uptake by the heart. [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    Number of participants with extracardiac transthyretin (TTR) or Light Chain (AL) amyloid deposits with positive Florbetapir-18 PET scan

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Development of clinical symptoms of cardiac amyloidosis by conventional cardiac testing. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    To determine that if florbetapir F18 scan can be used to detect the early amyloid involvement of the heart

  2. Correlation of F-18 florbetapir PET scan with TcPYP scan. [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    Correlation of TcPYP nuclear scintigraphy with F-18 florbetapir PET scan in patients with ATTR

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 95 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients with extra-cardiac biopsy-proven AL or ATTR amyloidosis
  2. Patients with a ratio of affected to unaffected free light chains >5 or free light chain difference of >50

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Echocardiographic evidence of cardiac amyloidosis with septal and posterior wall thickness ≥ 13mm
  2. Contraindication to florbetapir or its components
  3. Refusal to participate in the study

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03040427

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United States, Ohio
Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Main Campus)
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wael Jaber
Avid Radiopharmaceuticals
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Study Chair: Steven Nissen, MD The Cleveland Clinic
Principal Investigator: Wael Jaber, MD The Cleveland Clinic
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Responsible Party: Wael Jaber, Principal Investigator, The Cleveland Clinic Identifier: NCT03040427    
Other Study ID Numbers: 16-960
First Posted: February 2, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 9, 2020
Last Verified: January 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Wael Jaber, The Cleveland Clinic:
F-18 florbetapir
PET scan
Early detection
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Proteostasis Deficiencies
Metabolic Diseases