This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition angina pectoris
Treatments extra-corporeal shockwave, anti-hypertensive drugs
Phase phase 3
Sponsor Universal Research Group
Collaborator UNIQUIP INTERNATIONAL, Pakistan
Start date February 2008
End date August 2009
Trial size 60 participants
Trial identifier NCT00776568, ISRCTN68966125, URG/UQ/002/01


The purpose of this study is to determine that extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is safe and effective for the treatment of refractory angina pectoris.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
(Active Comparator)
anti-hypertensive drugs
ACE inhibitors, Ca channel blockers, Beta blockers, Diuretics, Cholesterol lowering agents and/or other drugs used alone or in combination, as prescribed.
extra-corporeal shockwave
Low intensity shock waves are applied as 300 shocks per visit for 09 visits. The treatment visit is carried at week 1, 5 and 9.

Primary Outcomes

Alleviation of anginal symptoms
time frame: 06 months

Secondary Outcomes

The change in SPECT in perfusion from baseline to 6 months post-baseline (17 segments model
time frame: 6 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 80 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Male or female, 18 years or older. - Diagnosis of chronic stable angina pectoris. Diagnosis is based on medical history, complete physical evaluation, and Exercise Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography (Exercise SPECT). - Patient has documented myocardial segments with reversible ischemia and or hibernation. - Patient is classified as AP CCS of III or IV. - Patient should be on a stable dosage of medication used to treat angina for at least 6 weeks prior to enrollment. - Patients demonstrates exercise tolerance time (ETT) duration <10 minutes on a modified Bruce protocol on 2 consecutive tests (tests no less than 24 hours and no more than 2 weeks apart), with the second test within 25% of the first (Patients should not be informed of exercise restrictions required for entry into the study). - Patient has refused to undergo another angioplasty or CABG. - Patient has signed an informed consent form. - Patient's condition should be stable and should have a life expectancy of >12 months. - Patient's current and past medical condition and status will be assessed using previous medical history, physical evaluation, and the physicians (principle investigator's) medical opinion. - Newly diagnosed type II diabetes. Exclusion Criteria: - Chronic lung disease including emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis. - Active endocarditis, myocarditis or pericarditis. - Patient is simultaneously participating in another device or drug study, or has participated in any - Clinical trial involving an experimental device or drug, including other drugs or devices enhancing cardiac neovascularization, or any ESWT machine for neovascularization of a competitor company within 3 months of entry into the study. - Patients who are unwilling or unable to cooperate with study procedure. - Patients who are unwilling to quit smoking during the study procedure (including screening phase) - Patients who had myocardial infarction (MI) less than 3 months prior to treatment. - Patients who are diagnosed with a 3rd and 4th degree heart valve disease. - Patient with intraventricular thrombus. - Pregnancy. - Patient with a malignancy in the area of treatment.

Additional Information

Official title Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) for the Treatment of Refractory Angina Pectoris
Principal investigator Prof. Abdul Samad, MD
Description Patients with advanced CAD frequently have limited symptoms with recurrent angina, angina at low work thresholds, breathlessness, and other debilitating conditions. These patients have often been through several "re-do" coronary bypass procedures and multiple percutaneous coronary interventions. Surgical and interventional options for these patients typically have been exhausted or will result in only partial revascularization. Therefore, therapy remains limited to the use of multiple anti-anginal medications, reduced activity, exertion, and stress level, and significant alteration and limitation of lifestyle. The goal of this emerging approach is to therapeutically induce the growth and development of new vasculature in zones of severe ischemia in the myocardium, with the hope that new capillaries and arterioles generated will connect to remnant existing vasculature. These neovessels are viewed to act as collaterals, perfusing ischemic territories unapproachable by macro procedures such as PCI and/or CABG.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in October 2008.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Universal Research Group.