RELIEVE-HF TRIAL: REducing Lung congestIon symptoms using the v-wavE shunt in adVancEd Heart Failure

Date Added
January 14th, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00095660
Researcher
Sheldon Litwin

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Keywords
Cardiovascular, Heart, Hypertension/ High Blood Pressure
Summary

The purpose of the study is to evaluate the safety and how well the V-Wave Interatrial Shunt works. The study will also look at information obtained from the tests performed to see if subjects have improvement in symptoms of heart failure. Participation in this study will last approximately 1 year to up to 7 years depending on randomization group. During the study period subjects will be asked to attend regular study visits with the research coordinator. These visits will include such activities as blood tests, questionnaires, physical evaluation by a study doctor, echocardiogram, and 6 minute hall walks. There will be a minimum of 10 or up to 15 planned research clinic visits. Subjects will have 1 overnight hospital stay for the study related RHC and research procedure. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, study participants may be discharged the same day when necessary. Each participant will receive a phone call between all study visits.

Subjects will have a 50:50 chance of receiving the Shunt during the randomization procedure (like the flip of a coin). Neither the subject, nor the blinded study doctor or blinded study coordinator will know which group subjects are in. Participants will be randomized to either the treatment group (and receive the Shunt) or the control group (and not receive the shunt). Neither the subject nor the study doctor will decide what group subjects are assigned.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Renee Baxley
843-792-1105
baxleyr@musc.edu

An Early Feasibility Study of the HighLife 28mm Trans-Septal Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement System

Date Added
August 24th, 2021
PRO Number
Pro00112813
Researcher
Daniel Steinberg

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Keywords
Heart, Surgery
Summary

This study is examining the use, safety and performance of an investigational, meaning not approved for commercial use or sale by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) device called Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR). The TMVR is a device used to treat mitral valve disease in patients with heart failure (weakened heart muscle). The device is placed by a non surgical approach using a delivery catheter (hollow tube) placed in your blood vessel at the top of your leg and directed up to your heart. This five year study will include a screening process to determine you meet eligibility criteria. If you qualify you will then be seen for a baseline visit, undergo the procedure to place the device, day after procedure, at hospital discharge, 1,3,6, 12 months, then yearly for up to 5 years. Study related testing includes physical exams, medication review, 6 minute hall walk test, questionnaires, blood work, CT scans, electrocardiogram or ECG (recording of your heart's electrical activity) and echocardiogram (ultrasound test of your heart).

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Deborah Everidge
843-792-2944
adamsde@musc.edu

A Phase 2, Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo controlled Study to Evaluate the Effects of Sotatercept versus Placebo for the Treatment of Combined Postcapillary and Precapillary Pulmonary Hypertension (Cpc-PH) due to Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF)

Date Added
April 12th, 2022
PRO Number
Pro00119299
Researcher
Daniel Silverman

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Keywords
Heart, Pulmonary Hypertension, Shortness of Breath
Summary

The purpose of the study is to evaluate the safety and how well the medication sotatercept works versus placebo in treating Heart Failure with a Preserved Ejection Fraction. The study will also look at information obtained from the tests performed as part of the study to see if subjects have improvement in symptoms of heart failure. Participation in this study will last approximately 26 months. During the study period subjects will be asked to attend regular study visits with the research coordinator. These visits will include such activities as blood tests, questionnaires, physical evaluation by a study doctor, a right heart catheterization with exercise, echocardiogram, and 6 minute hall walks. There will be 35 visits as part of participation in this clinical trial.

Participants will be randomized to either the treatment group (and receive the medication) or the control group (and not receive the medication). Subjects will have a 66:33 chance of receiving the study medication during their participation in the trial. The treatment assignment is determined by randomization, where a computer selects at random which treatment group you will be in (like drawing straws). Neither the subject, nor the blinded personnel will know which group subjects are in. Neither the subject nor the study doctor will decide what group subjects are assigned.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Melissa Lamicq
843-876-5783
lamicq@musc.edu



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