A Study to Evaluate Effectiveness of 2 Doses of Oral CXA-10 in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)


About this study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, effectiveness and pharmacokinetics of 2 doses of CXA-10 on stable background therapy in 96 subjects 18 to 80 years of age with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria: 

  • Males and females between 18 to 80 years of age. inclusive at Screening.
  • Weight ≥ 40 kg. 
  • Must have a diagnosis of WHO Group 1 PH.
  • Have a World Health Organization (WHO) Classification of Functional Status Class II or III of patients with PH.
  • Must meet hemodynamic criteria by means of a right heart catheterization.
  • Meet pulmonary function test parameters.
  • A 6 MWD test of ≥ 125m and ≤ 550m at the visit.
  • Subjects must have a resting arterial oxygen saturation (SaO2) ≥ 90%, with or without supplemental oxygen, as measured by pulse oximetry at Screening.
  • Subjects enrolled in a prescribed exercise program for pulmonary rehabilitation must be in a stable program for 3 months prior to Screening (Visit 1) and must agree to maintain their current level of rehabilitation throughout the study. If subjects are not enrolled in a prescribed exercise training program for pulmonary rehabilitation, they cannot enroll during the Screening/Baseline Period or throughout the study.
  • If receiving simvastatin-containing products: dose should not exceed 20 mg/day.
    • Subjects must be receiving no more than three of the following previously approved PAH therapies: phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE-5) inhibitors, endothelin receptor antagonist (ERA), soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) stimulator, prostanoids, prostacyclin receptor agonists and must be on stable doses (≥3 months) at Screening (Visit 1)

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Contraindications for CMRI imaging.
  • WHO Groups 2, 3, 4 and 5 Pulmonary Hypertension.
  • Unrepaired congenital heart defects and significant congenital heart defects (i.e., atrial septal defects, ventricular septal defects, and patent ductus arteriosus) repaired less than 1 year prior to Screening (Visit 1) (Group 1 classification of Pulmonary Hypertension).
  • QTcF > 500 msec.
  • Acute myocardial infarction or acute coronary syndrome within the last 90 days.
  • Cerebrovascular accident/transient ischemic attack (CVA/TIA) within the last 90 days.
  • Hospitalization for left heart failure within the last 90 days.
  • Clinically significant aortic or mitral valve disease defined as greater than mild regurgitation or mild stenosis; pericardial constriction; restrictive or constrictive cardiomyopathy; left ventricular dysfunction (LVEF < 50%); left ventricular outflow obstruction; symptomatic coronary artery disease; autonomic hypotension; or fluid depletion.
  • Chronic atrial fibrillation and life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias.
  • Personal or family history of congenital prolonged QTc syndrome or sudden or sudden unexpected death due to a cardiac reason
  • Clinically significant anemia 
  • Severe hepatic impairment or active chronic hepatitis 
  • Receiving intravenous inotropes within 2 weeks prior to Screening
  • History of angina pectoris or other condition that was treated with long or short acting nitrates <12 weeks of Screening
  • Received prednisone doses >15mg/day or changes in immunosuppressive medications < 12 weeks prior to Screening (Visit 1)
  • Recent (within 1 year) history of abusing alcohol or illicit drugs.
  • History of any primary malignancy, with no evidence of disease for at least 5 years 
  • Treatment with any investigational drug or device within 30 days or 5 half-lives

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Brian Shapiro, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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