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Safety and Efficacy of sonolysis therapy for treatment of microvascular damage after myocardial infarction


- candidate number19478
- NTR NumberNTR4791
- ISRCTNISRCTN no longer applicable
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR16-sep-2014
- Secondary IDsNL46176.029.14 
- Public TitleSafety and Efficacy of sonolysis therapy for treatment of microvascular damage after myocardial infarction
- Scientific TitleReduction of Microvascular Injury using Sonolysis
- ACRONYMROMIUS
- hypothesisIs application of diagnostic ultrasound and microbubbles prior and immediately after primary PCI to enhance coronary recanalization and reduce microvascular obstruction when combined with normal care consisting of prasugrel, aspirin and heparin followed by bivalirudin a safe and feasible method in this patient group?
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedMyocardial infarction
- Inclusion criteria Age > 18 years
Acute onset (< 6 hours)
Diagnosed with STEMI according to the criteria of the ACC
Initial oral informed consent
- Exclusion criteria Clinical instability
Known allergy to ultrasound contrast agents
Any reason judged by the investigators to hamper inclusion
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedno
- groupParallel
- Type2 or more arms, non-randomized
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 1-sep-2014
- planned closingdate31-dec-2015
- Target number of participants20
- InterventionsPatients will be announced by the ambulance. After announcement by the ambulance of a patient with an eligible STEMI the patient will be pre-treated in the ambulance with a loading dose of aspirin 500 mg iv., heparin 5000 IU iv., prasugrel 60mg po. Upon arrival on the cathlab, after oral informed consent the patient will also receive Definity Microbubbles as part of the immediate ultrasound therapy

To avoid any time delay, informed consent will be obtained orally, prior to primary PCI and bivalirudin infusion. Investigator will try to obtain written informed consent prior to study procedures. In any other case, written informed consent will be given after primary PCI when the patient is in a stable clinical condition.
After informed consent, patients will be treated with ultrasound application with an UCA. To prevent delay of intended clinical treatment, the study procedure is carried out during the preparation for primary PCI as much as possible. The whole study procedure time including preparation is expected to take a maximum of 15 minutes. After PCI, the patient will receive an additional 30 minutes of UCA treatment.
An intravenous line will be inserted, and continuous registration of a 12-lead ECG is obtained. An automatic blood pressure device will record blood pressure every three minutes during the study procedure.
- Primary outcome Echocardiographic and enzymatic infarct size
Microvascular obstruction and haemorrhage on MRI measurements
- Secondary outcome Practicality / feasibility problems during imaging
Other adverse events
Other Serious adverse events
Incidence of Major Adverse Cardiac Events (MACE)
- TimepointsFirst visit. 6 week follow-up. 6 month follow-up.
- Trial web site
- statusopen: patient inclusion
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIES S.T. Roos
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIESMD. PhD. O. Kamp
- Sponsor/Initiator VU University Medical Center
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
Philips Health Care
- Publications 1 Daffertshofer M, Gass A, Ringleb P, et al. Transcranial low-frequency ultrasound-mediated thrombolysis in brain ischemia: increased risk of hemorrhage with combined ultrasound and tissue plasminogen activator: results of a phase II clinical trial. Stroke 2005 Jul;36(7):1441-6.
2 Scott PA, Frederiksen SM, Kalbfleisch JD, et al. Safety of intravenous thrombolytic use in four emergency departments without acute stroke teams. Acad Emerg Med 2010 Oct;17(10):1062-71.
3 Kramer C, Aguilar MI, Hoffman-Snyder C, et al. Safety and efficacy of ultrasound-enhanced thrombolysis in the treatment of acute middle cerebral artery infarction: a critically appraised topic. Neurologist 2011 Nov;17(6):346-51.
4 Xie F, Lof J, Matsunaga T, et al. Diagnostic ultrasound combined with glycoprotein IIb/IIIa-targeted microbubbles improves microvascular recovery after acute coronary thrombotic occlusions. Circulation 2009 Mar 17;119(10):1378-85.
5 Gibson CM, Cannon CP, Daley WL, et al. TIMI frame count: a quantitative method of assessing coronary artery flow. Circulation 1996 Mar 1;93(5):879-88.
6 Ndrepepa G, Tiroch K, Keta D, et al. Predictive factors and impact of no reflow after primary percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with acute myocardial infarction. Circ Cardiovasc Interv 2010 Feb 1;3(1):27-33.
7 Kloner RA, Ganote CE, Jennings RB. The "no-reflow" phenomenon after temporary coronary occlusion in the dog. J Clin Invest 1974 Dec;54(6):1496-508.
8 Kondo M, Nakano A, Saito D, et al. Assessment of "microvascular no-reflow phenomenon" using technetium-99m macroaggregated albumin scintigraphy in patients with acute myocardial infarction. J Am Coll Cardiol 1998 Oct;32(4):898-903.
9 Cavalcante JL, Collier P, Plana JC, et al. Two-dimensional longitudinal strain assessment in the presence of myocardial contrast agents is only feasible with speckle-tracking after microbubble destruction. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2012 Dec;25(12):1309-18.
10 Slikkerveer J, Kleijn SA, Appelman Y, et al. Ultrasound Enhanced Prehospital Thrombolysis Using Microbubbles Infusion in Patients with Acute ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Pilot of the Sonolysis Study. Ultrasound Med Biol 2011 Dec 16.
- Brief summaryCurrently, primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is the treatment of choice in STEMI patients, however, its widespread use is hampered by limited availability of specialized facilities and trained staff. Also, peripheral microvascular obstruction often occurs, as part of the microvascular injury pathway. Therefore, there is a need for simpler and low-risk methods for effective recanalization of thrombosed arteries that can be initiated early in the disease process and after initial primary PCI treatment.
In this respect, the application of ultrasound, and ultrasound in combination with thrombolytic agents have been investigated and were found to enhance thrombus dissolution in vitro and in vivo.
We hypothesize that under influence of ultrasound, UCAs enhance dissolution of thrombus in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction premedicated with regular treatment with prasugrel, aspirin and heparin followed by bivalirudin and furthermore reduce the amount of microvascular obstruction that occurs after primary PCI.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD16-sep-2014 - 10-okt-2014


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