Feasibility Study of the Intravascular Ventricular Assist System (iVAS)

  • Interventional
  • Recruiting
  • NCT02645539
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A Clinical Study to Evaluate Ambulatory Counterpulsation for the Treatment of Advanced Heart Failure: A Feasibility Study

The purpose of this feasibility study is to assess the preliminary safety and clinical performance of the intravascular ventricular assist system (iVAS).

This is a single-arm, non-randomized study designed to assess the preliminary safety and clinical performance of the NuPulseCV iVAS.

     Data obtained from the study will be used to make device modifications, refine the patient population, and inform the design a future clinical trial suitable for assessing longer-term use in heart failure patients.


Age Group
18 Years and up

Accepting Healthy Volunteers?

Main Inclusion Criteria:

         1. At least 18 years of age.

         2. If female, are postmenopausal or surgically sterilized, or have a negative pregnancy test within seven (7) days of invasive testing.

         3. Advanced heart failure (NYHA Class III or IV)

        Main Exclusion Criteria:

         1. Hypotension treated with the following medications: epinephrine, norepinephrine, vasopressin, methylene blue, phenylephrine, or angiotensin II.

         2. Receiving more than two inotropes.

         3. Subclavian stenosis or stent.

         4. Currently receiving circulatory support including ECMO, Impella, TandemLife or equivalents; or any durable VAD.

         5. Atrial fibrillation without ventricular pacing.

         6. Concomitant, non-cardiac disease process with life expectancy < 1 year.

         7. Significant abnormalities of the aorta, such as aneurysms, coarctation of the aorta, or an extremely tortuous aorta.

         8. Severe end-organ dysfunction or failure.

         9. Any other condition the heart team believes inappropriate for this study.

At a Glance

National Government IDNCT02645539


Lead SponsorNuPulseCV

Lead PhysicianTakeyoshi Ota


18 Years and up