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Prospective Double Blinded Randomized Control Study of the Use of Fibrinogen in High-Risk Cardiac Surgery

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Last updated:1st Feb 2014
Identifier: NCT01623531

Brief Summary:
The aim of the study is to show that first line treatment with concentrated fibrinogen has superiority over the conventional therapy with fresh frozen plasma (FFP), platelets, and cryoprecipitate in perioperative management of bleeding after complex cardiac surgery.

Detailed Description:
All patients will be recruited from the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Health Sciences Center, Halifax, Nova Scotia, which is the sole tertiary cardiac surgical referral center in Nova Scotia that performs approximately 1000 open heart surgical procedures yearly, including more than 700 isolated coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures.

Inclusion criteria: All patients who are scheduled for elective complex cardiac surgical procedures including, double procedures (aortic valve replacement+coronary artery bypass graft , mitral valve replacement+coronary artery bypass graft , aortic valve replacement+mitral valve replacement), redo-sternotomies, and aortic root repair +/-aortic valve replacement.

Exclusion criteria: Any known congenital or preexisting bleeding disorder, preexisting clinically significant abnormal fibrinogen level, severe liver disease (alanine aminotransferase or aspartate aminotransferase > 150 U/l), inability of providing informed consent, emergency surgery, pregnancy or nursing, age under 18 years, intake of anti-platelet drugs within the last 2- 5 days before surgery (low dose aspirin is allowed) allergy to concentrated fibrinogen or other components in the product, anemia (Hb < 110), diagnosed deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, acute stroke or acute myocardial infarction.

The primary outcome: Cumulative perioperative amount (number of units and total volume) of blood components used between the start of surgery and 24 hours after administration of the study drug or placebo. 'Blood Components' are defined as all fresh components of blood (RBCs, plasma, platelets, and Cryo).

The secondary outcomes: Fibrinogen levels, hematocrit, prothrombin time (PT), partial prothrombin time (PTT), INR, platelet count, Hemoglobin (Hb), Thromboelastometry (ROTEM®, clotting time (CT), clot formation time (CFT), Angle, maximum clot firmness (MCF), Cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU-stay), Hospital-stay, In-Hospital Mortality, Hemoglobin, adverse events (anaphylaxis, stroke, myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism, and deep vein thromboembolism) and usage of factor VII concentrate and human prothrombin complex (factors II, VII,IX, X), total avoidance of transfusion after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) 24h after administration of study drug or placebo.

Study Type: Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment: 70 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Use of Fibrinogen Concentrate in High-Risk Cardiac Surgery. A Prospective, Double-blinded, Randomized, Controlled Study
Study Start Date: February 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2018

- Active Comparator:
- Placebo Comparator: Intravenous saline

Category Value
Date last updated at source 2018-07-20
Study type(s) Interventional
Expected enrolment 70
Study start date 2014-02-01
Estimated primary completion date 2018-12-01

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