ixCELL-DCM: A clinical research trial for adults with chronic congestive heart failure (CHF) due to a prior heart attack or coronary artery disease (ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy).
This study will assess the safety and efficacy of using stem cells from the patient's own bone marrow to treat CHF due to ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. Eligible patients will receive stem cells (or placebo) delivered directly to the heart using a minimally invasive catheter technique, with the aim of improving heart function and symptoms of CHF.
You may be eligible for this study if you:
Are a male/female 30-86 years of age
Have been diagnosed with ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy
Have an automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator (AICD)
Have a left ventricular ejection fraction (measure of heart pumping function) <35%
You will be excluded from the study if you:
- Have or plan to have a ventricular assist device (VAD) implantation or heart transplant
- Have had a myocardial infarction (heart attack), stroke or transient ischemic attack within the last three months
This is a partial list of eligibility and exclusion criteria. To inquire whether you are eligible for this study, please call the contact number provided. If you choose to inquire via email, please refer to the study title in your correspondence.
(Updated Jan. 27, 2014)