Heart Disease

HighFLO

To evaluate a new mitral valve replacement in patients who moderate-severe or severe mitral regurgitation at a high surgical risk.

Trial overview

Topic

Heart failure

Eligibility criteria

To be considered for the study you must meet the following criteria:

  • Aged 18 years or older
  • Moderate-severe or severe mitral regurgitation
  • Unable to undertake open heart surgery

Study details

Your participation in this study would be for approximately 5 years.

You will need to attend a pre-screening period which consists of a CT scan, 6 min walk test, a blood test and ultrasound of your heart. If eligible, you will need to undergo a procedure to have a valve inserted and stay in hospital for up to 2-3 days. You will then be followed up post procedure, 7 days after discharge, at 1, 3 ,6, 12 months and then annually up to 5 years. During these visits you will be asked about your health and medications and have a physical examination, blood test, echocardiogram and ECG.

You will be reimbursed for travel and study related expenses.

Further information

For more information on this clinical trial here.

Location

Murdoch (Cardiology)

Wesley Hospital Auchenflower (Cardiology Consulting)

Mater Brisbane (Cardiology)

Milton (Cardiology)

North Shore – Now open

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