Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Posted 2 months ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary This is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) due to a mutation of the gene encoding the lamin A/C protein (LMNA). The study will further evaluate a dose level of study drug (ARRY-371797) that has shown preliminary efficacy and safety in this patient population. After the primary analysis has been performed, eligible patients may receive open-label treatment with ARRY-371797.

 Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy /  London

Posted 2 months ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary Arrhythmogenic ventricular cardiomyopathy (AVC) is a genetic condition which affects the heart and can lead to heart failure and rhythm problems, of which, sudden cardiac arrest or death is the most tragic and dangerous. Diagnosis and screening of blood-relatives is very difficult as the disease process can be subtle, but sufficient enough, so that the first event is sudden death. The Mayo Clinic AVC Registry is a collaboration between Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA and Papworth Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals, Cambridge, UK. The investigators aim to enroll patients with a history of AVC or sudden cardiac death which may be due to AVC, from the US and UK. Family members who are blood-relatives will also be invited, including those who do not have the condition. Data collected include symptoms, ECG, echocardiographic, MRI, Holter, loop recorder, biopsies, exercise stress testing, blood, buccal and saliva samples. Objectives of the study Discover...

 Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy /  Cambridge

Posted 2 months ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary This study seeks to discover clinically useful tests to improve the diagnosis of a rare and serious heart muscle disease caused by mutations in a gene called 'Lamin'. Patients born with lamin gene mutations have apparently healthy hearts initially, they begin experiencing symptoms in their twenties or thirties, and by age 45 the majority have undergone a heart transplant, experienced a major cardiac complication, or have died. Sudden heart rhythm abnormalities are a major cause of sudden death so earlier diagnosis can save lives by enabling timely treatment or implantation of specialised pacemakers (defibrillators). In clinical practice, diagnosis of lamin heart disease currently relies on the genetic test. Very little is known about the detailed imaging features of the hearts of patients with lamin heart disease although advanced echocardiography and cardiac MRI now offer the opportunity to study the health of the heart without the need for radiation....

 Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy /  London

Posted 2 months ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary The DCM SUPPORT study is a single centre, single arm study evaluating the change in left ventricular ejection fraction with the combines use of bone marrow derived stem cells and G-CSF with a percutaneous circulatory assistance for the treatment of dilated cardiomyopathy. Detailed Description The DCM SUPPORT study is a single centre, single arm, phase II pilot study. The primary endpoint will be a change in LVEF from baseline measured by a CT scan of the heart at 3 months. The secondary endpoints include change in LVEF from baseline measured by a CT scan of the heart at 12 months, in-hospital procedural related morbidity / mortality and assessment of major adverse cardiac events (MACE; death, heart attack, need for repeat heart revascularisation), change in exercise capacity and NYHA class at 3 months and 12 months respectively. The NYHA classification is a quantitative way of assessing a patient's heart...

 Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy /  London


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