Safety and Performance of the COR-VG-001 Conduit in Pediatric Patients for Extracardiac Total Cavopulmonary Connection
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||heart defects, congenital|
|Treatment||vascular graft, model cor-vg-001|
|Start date||October 2013|
|End date||September 2015|
|Trial size||5 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT02377674, XEL-CR-05|
The extracardiac Fontan surgery/procedure involves diverting the venous blood from the inferior vena cava to the pulmonary arteries without passing through the morphologic right ventricle. In the extracardiac conduit type of Fontan, one end of a synthetic tube graft is connected to the inferior vena cava and the other end to the pulmonary artery confluence.
Xeltis developed a biodegradable prosthesis, the Xeltis Vascular Graft Model COR-VG-001, to be used as an extracardiac conduit between right atrium and the pulmonary arteries. The prosthesis is immediately mechanically functional, while its physiochemical characteristics should enable cell infiltration and tissue formation.
The Xeltis Vascular Graft Model COR-VG-OO is specifically designed to enhance the Fontan surgery outcome by reducing synthetic material related complications and improving hemodynamic characteristics.
|Intervention model||single group assignment|
The number of graft related post-operative complications that require a repeat surgery or a non surgical treatment within 12-month post implantation.
time frame: 12 months
The number of grafts that have a reduced function post operatively.
time frame: 12 months
All participants from 2 years up to 18 years old.
- Patient requiring EC-TCPC
- Male or Female
- Aged ≥ 2 years
- Pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) > 15 mm Hg as excluded by angiography/cardiac catheterization
- Pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) >3 Wood units as excluded by angiography/cardiac catheterization
- Moderate or severe atrioventricular (AV) valve regurgitation requiring correction, as determined by echocardiography and/or angiography
- Moderate or severe outflow valve regurgitation requiring correction as determined by echocardiography and/or angiography
- Outflow tract (aortic arch and isthmus) obstruction as excluded by:
- a residual outflow gradient of ≥ 20mm Hg or
- requirement of corrective surgery
- as determined by echocardiography and/ or angiography
- All arrhythmias as determined by ECG and/or at the investigator's discretion
- Renal dysfunction as excluded by serum creatinine > ULN and/or urea >ULN and/or at the investigator's discretion
- Hepatic dysfunction as excluded by ALT >ULN, AST > ULN, GGT > ULN and/or at the investigator's discretion
- Coagulation disorders as defined by INR outside its normal value, PTT >ULN and Fibrinogen <LLN and/or at the investigator's discretion
- Transcutaneous O2 saturation < 65% and/or at the investigator's discretion
- Trisomia 21
- Asplenia as determined by abdominal ultrasound
- Heterotaxia as determined by abdominal ultrasound
- Syphilis (Treponema pallidum)
- Hepatitis-B and/or -C virus infection
- Unwillingness of Parental/legal guardian to give consent
- Contraindications on ethical grounds
- Treatment with other investigational products
- Known or suspected non-compliance, drug or alcohol abuse of the parents/legal guardian
- Inability of the parents/legal guardian to follow the procedures of the study, e.g. due to language problems
- Participation of the patient in another study within 30 days preceding and during the present study
- Previous enrollment of the patient into the current study
- Enrollment of the investigator's family members, employees and other dependent persons
|Official title||To Assess the Initial Safety and Performance of COR-VG-001 Conduit in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Extracardiac Total Cavopulmonary Connection (EC-TCPC)|
|Principal investigator||Leo Bockeria, Professor|
|Description||Although significant progress has been made in recent years in the field of congenital heart disease treatment, a substantial unmet clinical need remains for implantable materials/devices such as vascular grafts and heart valves with improved long-term performance and reduced device-related complications. To address these limitations new generation of biodegradable polymers using recent advances in supramolecular chemistry have been developed to create highly porous vascular grafts allowing efficient cell infiltration following by gradual replacement of the polymer material with the patient's own native-like vascular tissue resulting in full functional restoration. In addition to the ability of reducing postoperative graft-related complications such types of implants have a potential to grow to adapt to the overall body growth and therefore may represent a completely new modality for the treatment of congenital heart disease. In contrast to today's situation with synthetic non-absorbable vascular grafts considered as a "standard of care", where the pediatric patients have to be re-operated several times to adjust the prosthesis size to the somatic growth of the child associated with substantial morbidity and mortality and requiring prolonged anticoagulation treatment, a biodegradable polymer implant could represent a "one-time solution".|
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