This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition myocardial infarction
Treatment intracoronary transplantation of bone marrow stem cells
Phase phase 1
Sponsor Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Start date July 2005
End date June 2016
Trial size 30 participants
Trial identifier NCT00874354, 4441


This research is being done because currently there is no effective way in regenerating or replacing the heart muscle that has been damaged after a heart attack.

The purpose of this study is to test whether injecting cells obtained from the patient's bone marrow into the coronary artery can regenerate and replace heart tissue to strengthen heart and prevent heart from dilating and developing heart failure.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
Patients within 3 to 14 days from percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and stent implantation for Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) will receive either 50 cc's or 100 cc's of autologous bone marrow mononuclear cells.
intracoronary transplantation of bone marrow stem cells REVITALIZE
Intracoronary application of autologous bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells in infarct artery 3 - 14 days after PCI for acute myocardial infarction.

Primary Outcomes

Safety and feasibility of intracoronary administration of autologous bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells; Improvement of global left ventricular ejection fraction by cardiac MRI and echocardiography after 4 months.
time frame: 4 months from procedure

Secondary Outcomes

Freedom from Major Adverse Cardiac Event (MACE)
time frame: 12 months from procedure

Eligibility Criteria

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

Inclusion Criteria: - Patients with acute myocardial infarction (ST elevation in at least 2 leads ≥ 0.2 mV in V1,V2 or V3 or ≥ 0.1 mV in other leads), treated by one of the following procedures: - Acute PCI with stent implantation for acute ST elevation MI for either denovo lesions or in-stent thrombosis - Treatment with thrombolysis followed by PCI with stent implantation. - Acute PCI / stent implantation has been successful (residual stenosis visually < 30% and TIMI flow ≥ 2). - At the time of inclusion (≥ 1 day post PCI) patient does no longer require i.v. catecholamines or mechanical hemodynamic support (aortic balloon pump) - Significant regional wall motion abnormality on echocardiography at the time of acute PCI (ejection fraction ≤ 50% on visual estimation). - Maximal cardiac troponin elevation ≥ 4 (measured at 37° C) - Age 18 - 80 Years - Written informed consent Exclusion Criteria: - Regional wall motion abnormality outside the area involved in the index acute myocardial infarction. - Need to acutely revascularize additional vessels, outside the infarct artery. - Arteriovenous malformations or aneurysms - Active infection or fever or diarrhea within last 4 weeks. - Chronic inflammatory disease - HIV infection or active hepatitis - Neoplastic disease without documented remission within the past 5 years. - Cerebrovascular insult within 3 months - Impaired renal function (creatinine > 2 mg/dl) at the time of cell therapy - Significant liver disease (GOT > 2x upper limit) or spontaneous INR > 1.5) - Anemia (hemoglobin < 8.5 g/dl) - Platelet count < 100,000/µl - Hypersplenism - History of bleeding disorder - Gastrointestinal bleeding within 3 months - Major surgical procedure or trauma within 2 months - Uncontrolled hypertension - Pregnancy - Mental retardation - Previously performed stem / mononuclear cell therapy - Participation in another clinical trial within the last 30 days

Additional Information

Official title REVITALIZE: Randomized Evaluation of Intracoronary Transplantation of Bone Marrow Stem Cells in Myocardial Infarction
Principal investigator Raj Makkar, MD
Description The main objective of this study is to investigate the safety and clinical outcome of intracoronary infusion of autologous bone marrow cells in patients with myocardial infarction (MI). We hypothesize that patients treated with stem cell therapy will have beneficial effects on left ventricular (LV) remodeling and functional regeneration after MI and successful primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in setting of prospective randomized controlled trial. Congestive heart failure (CHF), which is most commonly caused by acute myocardial infarction (AMI), is the most frequent cause of hospitalization in the United States in patients over the age of 65. Although current pharmacotherapy can inhibit neurohormonal activation, this falls short in preventing LV remodeling and the development of CHF. Stem cells are undifferentiated pluripotent cells that can be obtained from the patient and have the potential to proliferate and differentiation into cardiomyocytes. The majority of the data on stem cell transplantation comes from preclinical animal studies. Although the results are interesting and perhaps safe, early phase I clinical studies are small and are very preliminary. Data from large, randomized controlled trials are needed to clarify the short and long term effects of cellular cardiomyoplasty.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in April 2011.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.