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Endotronix Announces Enrollment of the First Patients in the PROACTIVE-HF Pivotal Trial
February 26, 2020
Endotronix, a digital health and medical technology company dedicated to advancing the treatment of chronic heart failure (HF), today announced the enrollment of the first two patients in the PROACTIVE-HF pivotal trial. The trial is a pre-market investigational device exempt (IDE) study evaluating the safety and efficacy of the Cordella™ Pulmonary Artery (PA) Pressure Sensor System (Cordella Sensor) for the treatment of HF. The first two patients were successfully implanted with the Cordella Sensor by Drs. Navin Kapur and Michael Kiernan at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts and Dr. Liviu Klein at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).
The prospective, multi-center, randomized, controlled, single-blind trial is expected to enroll over 950 New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III heart failure patients at up to 60 sites across the U.S. The dual-arm trial design compares HF management using daily patient vital sign data versus daily vital sign plus PA pressure data. Designed to show a definitive benefit for PA pressure-guided management, the landmark trial incorporates protocolized PA pressure therapy guidelines and guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT) for proactive HF management.
Primary endpoints of the study include the reduction of HF hospitalizations and mortality. In addition, the data from this trial will support U.S. market access of the Cordella Sensor and inform a national coverage decision from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The company also announced that last year they received Category B IDE Study approval from CMS, which will allow coverage of the Cordella Sensor and routine care services during the trial.
“Management of chronic heart failure patients can be challenging. The Cordella Sensor and System provide a unique combination of daily patient PA pressure and vital sign data, enabling me and my team to make smarter, trend-based clinical decisions before decompensation occurs,” commented Dr. Klein, Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at UCSF and National Principal Investigator of the PROACTIVE-HF trial. “Based on my early experience, the Cordella System offers an intuitive at-home patient experience, including a seated PA pressure reading, for remote management. I’m excited for the PROACTIVE-HF trial and look forward to clearly demonstrating the benefits of hemodynamic PA-pressure guided therapy and its impact on clinical outcomes.”
“PROACTIVE-HF is a groundbreaking trial, designed to provide the highest level of clinical evidence in support of PA pressure-guided therapy,” added Harry Rowland, Chief Executive Officer of Endotronix. “Our national coverage of top implanting centers positions us for successful study enrollment to further demonstrate that the Cordella Sensor and System provides efficient HF management, improves clinical outcomes and has the potential to redefine the standard of care for patients with chronic heart failure.”
Written by: Endotronix
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