Summary

for people ages 10 years and up (full criteria)
at UCLA
study started
estimated completion
Richard Shemin(ucla)

Description

Summary

The primary objective of the study is to evaluate whether the 50cc TAH-t can safely support, and provide probable benefit to, transplant-eligible pediatric patients (aged 10 - 18 years) and can safely and effectively support transplant-eligible adult patients (aged 19 - 75 years) at imminent risk of death from biventricular failure without experiencing permanent disabling, stroke-related deficits. The study will be conducted as a three-arm trial of the 50cc temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH-t) as a bridge to transplant: - The Primary Pediatric Arm of the trial will evaluate the safety and probable benefit of the 50cc TAH-t for transplant-eligible patients 10 through 18 years of age. - The Primary Adult Arm of the trial will evaluate the safety and efficacy of the 50cc TAH-t for transplant-eligible patients 19 through 75 years of age. - The Secondary Arm will capture pediatric and adult subjects who did not meet enrollment criteria for a Primary Arm, but meet the less restrictive Secondary Arm enrollment criteria, in order to further characterize the use of the device.

Official Title

SynCardia 50cc Temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH-t) as a Bridge to Transplant

Details

Heart failure is the reduced ability of the native heart to pump blood and maintain normal bodily function. Heart transplantation is the standard of care treatment for end-stage heart failure but the supply of donor hearts is insufficient to meet the need and many patients are not eligible for transplantation because of age or comorbid conditions.

On 15 October 2004, the SynCardia 70cc temporary TAH-t System received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Premarket Approval Application (PMA) #P030011 for in-hospital use as a bridge to transplant (BTT) in cardiac transplant-eligible candidates at risk of imminent death from biventricular failure. The system consists of the implantable TAH-t and an external pneumatic driver. Subsequent to the original approval, two additional external pneumatic drivers have been approved for use with the 70cc TAH-t.

On 30 January 2013, FDA granted a Humanitarian Use Designation (HUD) to the 50cc TAH-t for use as BTT in pediatric patients with biventricular heart failure who have a body surface area (BSA) that can sufficiently accommodate the device. To evaluate the ability of the device to support patients who are too small to be supported with the 70cc TAH-t, SynCardia will conduct a clinical study.

The study will be conducted as a three-arm trial of the 50cc temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH-t) as a bridge to transplant:

  • The Primary Pediatric Arm of the trial will evaluate the safety and probable benefit of the 50cc TAH-t for transplant-eligible patients 10 through 18 years of age.
  • The Primary Adult Arm of the trial will evaluate the safety and efficacy of the 50cc TAH-t for transplant-eligible patients 19 through 75 years of age.
  • The Secondary Arm will capture pediatric and adult subjects who did not meet enrollment criteria for the pediatric arm, but meet the less restrictive Secondary Arm enrollment criteria, in order to further characterize the use of the device.

Pediatric subject data through six months post-implant will be reported to FDA to support a Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) application for an orphan indication in pediatric patients for which there is no alternative replacement device. Pediatric subjects (enrolled in the Primary Pediatric Arm or Secondary Arm) who are continuing on TAH-t support at the six month study visit will continue to be followed under the study every six months until transplant, withdrawal from the study, all subjects in the respective arm have reached an endpoint, or death, whichever occurs first.

The primary objective of the Primary Pediatric Arm of the study is to evaluate whether the 50cc TAH-t can safely support, and provide probable benefit to, transplant-eligible pediatric patients at imminent risk of death from biventricular failure without experiencing permanent disabling, stroke-related deficits. Probable benefit will be measured as transplanted during the first six months, or survival at six months and continuing on support on the initially placed 50cc TAH-t, without experiencing permanent disabling stroke-related deficits.

Safety will be evaluated by the characterization of the adverse event (AE) profile through the six month study end date. AEs will be identified by the terms and definitions of the Pedimacs/Intermacs Registry. The secondary endpoints to establish safety for both the pediatric and adult arms will be measured by performance goals (based on prior experience with the 70cc TAH-t) for the four adverse event categories that are likely to delay or preclude transplant. The four categories are: Major infection (sepsis), Neurological event (CVA), Chronic renal dysfunction, Major device failures/malfunctions per the Pedimacs/Intermacs AE definitions.

Adult patient data through six months post-implant will be reported to FDA to support a Premarket application (PMA) for treatment of small-statured adult patients who are unable to accommodate the 70cc TAH-t in their chest cavity and for whom there is no alternative replacement device. Adult subjects (enrolled in the Primary Adult Arm or the Secondary Arm) will be followed through six months post-implant and, if continuing on support at that time, will continue to be followed under the study every six months until transplant, withdrawal from the study, all subjects in the respective arm have reached an endpoint, or death, whichever occurs first.

Keywords

Heart Failure, Right-Sided Cardiac Failure Heart Failure, Left-Sided Artificial Heart Biventricular Heart Failure SynCardia Heart Failure SynCardia 50cc temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH-t)

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 10 years and up

(Primary Pediatric and Adult Arms):

  • At imminent risk of death from biventricular heart failure
  • Aged 10 - 18 years (pediatric); 19 - 75 years (adults) at time of implant
  • With two functional atrioventricular (A-V) valves
  • With Body Surface Area (BSA) of 1.2 through 1.85m2
  • With adequate sternum to T10 distance OR Adequate room in chest as determined by 3-D imaging assessment or by other standard clinical assessments

You CAN'T join if...

  • Patients who are not cardiac transplant-eligible
  • Cardiac transplant-eligible patients
  • Who cannot be adequately anticoagulated on the TAH-t
  • With insufficient space in the chest
  • Who are on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support > 3 days
  • Patients who are being supported by an investigational device at the time of evaluation for a 50cc TAH-t
  • Patients who have required cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for > 30 minutes within 14 days prior to proposed implant
  • Patients who have experienced a stroke within 30 days prior to proposed implant
  • Patients who are dialysis-dependent at time of proposed implant

Inclusion Criteria, Secondary Arm (pediatric and adult patients)

  • Not eligible for Primary Arm
  • At imminent risk of death from biventricular heart failure
  • With Body Surface Area (BSA) of 1.2 through 1.85m2
  • With adequate sternum to T10 distance OR Adequate room in chest as determined by 3-D imaging assessment or by other standard clinical assessments

Exclusion Criteria, Secondary Arm:

  • Patients who are not cardiac transplant-eligible
  • Cardiac transplant-eligible patients
  • Who cannot be adequately anticoagulated on the TAH-t
  • With insufficient space in the chest
  • Patients who are being supported by an investigational device at the time of evaluation for a 50cc TAH-t

Locations

  • University of California Los Angeles accepting new patients
    Los Angeles California 90095 United States
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center accepting new patients
    Los Angeles California 90048 United States
  • Virginia Commonwealth University accepting new patients
    Richmond Virginia 90048 United States

Lead Scientist

Details

Status
accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
SynCardia Systems. LLC
ID
NCT02459054
Study Type
Interventional
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