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1. Summary of Clinical Investigation A summary of the clinical investigation is provided below and includes the primary objective of the study, the safety and feasibility endpoints, the number of subjects to be enrolled, the study duration, the subject follow-up and the inclusion/exclusion criteria. 1. Primary Objective The primary objective of the study is to evaluate the safety and feasibility of the alfapump® System indication for use in the management of fluid in NYHA Class III and ambulatory NYHA Class IV heart failure patients who have an eGFR of > 15 to < 60 mL/min/1.73m2. 2. Study Endpoints 1. Primary Safety Endpoint The primary safety endpoint will be an assessment of the occurrence of adverse events (AEs) and serious adverse events (SAEs) related to: 1. Surgical implant of the alfapump® 2. Device malfunctions 3. Dialysate infusion 2. Secondary Safety Endpoints The secondary endpoint will be an assessment of: 1. Time to first hospitalization related to fluid management after the activation of the alfapump® System and initiation of dialysate infusion has occurred 2. Rate of occurrence of re-hospitalizations related to fluid management 3. All-cause mortality 3. Assessment of Feasibility for Fluid Management in Heart Failure Indication The feasibility of the alfapump® System for management of fluid in NYHA Class III and ambulatory NYHA Class IV heart failure patients with renal dysfunction will be assessed by the net fluid balance as measured by the ability of the alfapump® System to move more fluid to the bladder than dialysate instilled.
This cardiac registry study will collect information from patients with ischemic or non-ischemic heart failure that have been treated with adipose-derived regenerative cells (ADRCs) delivered via intramyocardial injection.
This is a, prospective, single center, open-label, pilot study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the subcutaneous administration of a novel furosemide formulation. The results of this pilot study will be reviewed to determine the safety of the subcutaneous treatment regimen and to evaluate patient selection criteria for possible at home treatment. The intent is to conduct a future follow on study looking at the feasibility of at home treatment of patients referred to a hospital for treatment of fluid overload.
This is a single-arm, multi-center, open-label controlled study that will assess the safety and performance of the Accucinch System to induce left ventricular reverse remodeling and reduce the severity of functional mitral regurgitation in symptomatic adult patients with mitral regurgitation and left ventricular remodeling due to dilated cardiomyopathy (ischemic or non-ischemic etiology), who are of high operative risk.
Life expectancy of children with congenital heart disease (CHD) has increased dramatically during the past years, due to the successes of cardiac surgery. Nearly all of these children with CHD can be operated at young age and more than 90% reach adulthood. However, many adults with CHD are life-long affected by cardiac events, particularly arrhythmias and heart failure, putting them at risk of premature death. These events have a large impact on quality of life of patients and their families and merit life-long hospital visits in a medical center specialized in adult CHD. Especially for adults with CHD patient care with a smartphone is suited because of their young age and chronic condition. So far, data are lacking on smartphone interventions in patients with CHD.
In this study, the investigators will conduct a randomized, controlled trial to evaluate the impact of offering mobile secure text messaging on clinical outcomes.
Trial Rationale/ Justification To assess efficacy and safety of inhaled Iloprost in treatment naïve patients with left heart failure and pulmonary hypertension, who are on the waiting list for orthotopic heart transplantation. As patients often show increasing hemodynamic values while waiting for a donor organ, the transplantation becomes infeasible at the time of identification of an appropriate donor organ when reaching the exclusion limits. Therefore, there is a high need of improvement and stabilisation of the patients' hemodynamic values as PVR, PAP and TPG. In a retrospective, non-controlled study inhaled Iloprost has already shown a beneficial effect on the hemodynamics as reduction of PVR, TPG and CI (Schulz 2010). Treatment with inhaled Iloprost could stabilize the hemodynamics and prevent the patients from being classified as ineligible by the time an appropriate donor organ is identified. However, the adverse event profile regarding frequency, time-dependency has to be further validated to show safety and tolerability of inhaled Iloprost in this indication. All patients can be transferred to a long-term medically supervised observation period with inhaled Iloprost therapy.
Prospective, open-label, randomized cohort study comparing adding high-dose spironolactone to usual heart failure care versus usual care in patients with acute decompensated heart failure. Patients will be randomized in a 1:1 fashion to either usual care or high-dose spironolactone plus usual care. Both arms of the study will continue with treatment of ADHF until euvolemia as defined as the resolution of pulmonary edema, peripheral edema, abdominal bloating and/or jugular venous distention. Assessment of clinical status and serum electrolytes, symptoms and renal function will be performed in accordance to standard of care.
A retrospective, multi-center, proof-of-concept study to evaluate the use of remote monitoring in rural emergency departments to decrease time to treatment decision for pacemaker and defibrillator patients using the St Jude Medical Merlin@home transmitter. The purpose of the study is to determine if utilization of remote monitoring technology in a rural emergency department may improve patient care. Up to 10 rural ED sites will enroll a total of 200 patients. One hundred patients will be in the remote monitoring group comprised of patients with SJM devices compatible with the unpaired transmitter and 100 patients will be in the usual medical care group comprised of patients with SJM devices that are not compatible with the unpaired transmitter or that have a competitor's device.
Heart failure is a chronic and frequently terminal illness associated with poor quality of life and high burden of morbidity, re-hospitalization, and cost. Accordingly, recent guideline updates have highlighted the need for improved focus on end-of-life and palliative care of advanced heart failure patients, in whom symptom burden can be high and treatment options are often limited. The aims of this study are to evaluate the feasibility of implementing a semi-structured, outpatient, nurse practitioner-led, educational supportive care intervention concerning multiple domains of end-of-life care not often included in regular, outpatient clinic visits.