MILFORD, Mass., — Reprieve Cardiovascular®, a pioneering medical device company focused on improving outcomes for patients suffering from acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF), today announced the results of the first-in-human clinical trial with the company’s second generation device, the Personalized Volume Management System (PVM). The study demonstrated that the fully automated fluid management system resulted in safe, effective, efficient and long-lasting decongestion for patients with Acute Heart Failure. The results were presented today at the Device Therapies in Heart Failure (D-HF 2019) meeting in Paris, France.
The 15-patient clinical trial was designed to determine whether the Reprieve Personalized Volume Management System could more efficiently and safely achieve reductions in net volume and AHF symptoms.
Device benefits for AHF treatment:
“We’re very encouraged by these first in man results with our new Personalized Volume Management System,” said Reprieve Cardiovascular Chief Medical Officer Howard Levin, M.D. “The trends in all of the core metrics that matter to heart failure physicians and patients, including length of stay, weight reduction, and re-hospitalization point in a positive direction. We look forward to continuing this clinical work to support the adoption of PVM as a standard of care for improved treatment of patients with ADHF.”
ADHF is a sudden onset of heart failure symptoms, which typically include difficulty breathing (dyspnea), swelling in the extremities, and fatigue. The signs and symptoms of fluid overload are responsible for 90% of heart failure hospital admissions. Current treatment for ADHF includes diuretic therapy that aims to restore healthy fluid levels in the kidneys and throughout the body. Standard diuretic therapy, however, can be unpredictable and lose effectiveness as a patient’s condition deteriorates. In some patients, diuretics can trigger a condition called “diuretic resistance,” which blunts the function of diuretics and can exacerbate the severity of fluid overload, potentially resulting in acute kidney injury.
About Reprieve Cardiovascular’s Personalized Volume Management System
Reprieve Cardiovascular’s Personalized Volume Management System, a second-generation automated fluid management system, is designed to better manage diuretic therapy for patients with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure (ADHF) and may relieve a number of symptoms related to this condition. The therapy is designed to enable more precise, predictable and efficient management of a patient’s fluid levels, guarding against dangerous fluid imbalances and enabling better control over diuretic therapy. Potential benefits include speeding decongestion while protecting core organ function, reducing symptoms of congestive heart failure such as shortness of breath, ascites, and swelling, reduced time in hospital, reduced readmission rates, and a better quality of life for patients.
About Reprieve Cardiovascular
Reprieve Cardiovascular is a pioneering medical device company focused on automated fluid management technologies for acute heart failure treatment. The company’s Reprieve technology is being investigated as an innovative fluid management treatment that provides clinicians with the ability to precisely control a patient’s fluid volume and may enable improved cardiac care with safe, effective decongestion of acutely decompensated heart failure patients (ADHF). Reprieve Cardiovascular, Inc. and RenalGuard Solutions, Inc. are subsidiaries of parent company CardioRenal Systems, Inc. For more information, visit www.reprievecardio.com and follow us on Twitter at @ReprieveCardio.