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Prospective, multi-center, 2:1 randomized (Treatment : Sham Control), sham-controlled, double-blinded trial to compare treatment using the CardiAMP cell therapy system to sham treatment Treatment Group: Subjects treated with aBMC using the CardiAMP cell therapy system Sham Control Group: Subjects treated with a Sham Treatment (no introduction of the Helix transendocardial delivery catheter, no administration of aBMC)
This study evaluates the addition of heparin to a 2-week cycle of physical rehabilitation in the treatment of refractory angina. Half of the patients will undergo heparin-primed physical rehabilitation, while the other half will undergo only physical rehabilitation.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and feasibility of cardiovascular rehabilitation in Patients with refractory angina, evaluate the effect of cardiovascular rehabilitation in patients with angina Refractory, by maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) and global myocardial ischemic load by Stress Echocardiography; To evaluate the presence of myocardial injury, caused by physical stress, through ultra-sensitive troponin after sessions of aerobic physical activity, evaluating the behavior during the training period; To evaluate the effect of rehabilitation on the modulation of sympathetic activity and inflammation, muscular blood flow and lipid metabolism; To evaluate of the effect of rehabilitation on ventricular function through Stress echocardiography; Detection of ischemic episodes and arrhythmias identified during the Rehabilitation sessions through external cardiac monitoring (telemetry); Evaluate the quality of life assessment through the SF-36 questionnaire, Canadian Cardiovascular Society, the number of symptomatic episodes of ischemia, daily sublingual nitrate intake.
Therapeutic neovascularization is an innovative strategy for cardiac tissue recovery due to chronic, intense ischemia. Thus stem cell therapy has become a promising procedure for the large number of patients with refractory angina due to coronary disease, despite of the use of multiple anti-angina medications, remain severely symptomatic with disabling angina. Stem cell therapy using autologous cells from the patient's bone marrow, has been shown to be safe and associated with improved myocardial perfusion, reducing the symptoms of advanced coronary artery disease and increasing the functional capacity of patients whose therapeutic armamentarium available today has been exhausted. The study hypothesis was that the infusion of autologous mononuclear cells derived from the patient's bone marrow and delivered via intramyocardial injection in patients with refractory angina and normal or slightly depressed ventricular function, promote improvement in the anginal symptoms and myocardial perfusion by the inducing neoangiogenesis.
Angina which is refractory to conventional medical therapy and revascularisation is challenging to manage. Lipoprotein(a) or Lp(a) is a genetically determined form of LDL-cholesterol, elevation of which is an independent risk factor and predictor of adverse cardiovascular events. Lp(a) is felt to increase cardiovascular risk via its prothrombotic effect and by enhancing intimal lipoprotein deposition. Lipoprotein apheresis is the most effective treatment for raised Lp(a). Lipid lowering agents such as statins have little to no effect on Lp(a) levels. The goal of this study is to determine the impact of apheresis on clinical parameters and symptoms of patients with refractory angina and raised Lp(a). The investigators will conduct a prospective, randomised controlled crossover study of 20 patients with refractory angina and raised Lp(a), randomised to undergoing lipoprotein apheresis weekly for three months or sham apheresis weekly for three months with assessment of myocardial perfusion, carotid atherosclerosis, endothelial vascular function, thrombogenesis, exercise capacity, angina symptoms and quality of life at the beginning and end of treatment. Patients will then crossover to the opposite study arm with the protocol repeated. The hypothesis is that the above parameters will be improved by lipoprotein apheresis in patients with raised Lp(a) and Refractory Angina. Investigators will also test for the genotypic presence of apolipoprotein(a) gene (LPA) locus variants (rs10455872 and rs3798220) which are thought to be associated with an increased level of Lp(a) and an increased risk of coronary disease.
The purpose of this study is to implant the Reducer in patients with the symptoms of refractory angina, that suffer from refractory angina who demonstrate reversible ischemia.
The purpose of this study is to determine if the Reducer is safe and effective in treating the symptoms of refractory angina in patients that suffer from refractory angina who demonstrate reversible ischemia.
A randomized study to assess the safety, feasibility and effectiveness of direct intramyocardial percutaneous delivery of autologous bone marrow-derived total mononuclear cells or selected CD34+ cells in patients with refractory angina pectoris.
The purpose of this study is to determine whether transendocardial injections of autologous endothelial progenitor cells CD 133 is safe and feasible in patients with refractory angina.