BNP Guided Care in Addition to Multidisciplinary Care

This study has been terminated.
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Medical University of Vienna Identifier:
First received: July 19, 2006
Last updated: October 17, 2006
Last verified: July 2006

HF is associated with repeated hospitalisations and poor prognosis.The aim of this study is to investigate whether BNP-guided care (BGC) in addition to multidisciplinary management(MM) improves outcome compared to HNC alone or usual care (UC) for decompensated HF patients after discharge.

Patients hospitalised with cardiac decompensation in 9 Viennese hospitals are randomised to BGC, MM alone, or UC. MM includes 2 consultations of a heart failure (HF) specialist 10 days and 2 months after discharge for recommending medical optimisation and care by a specialised HF nurse including 4 home visits and telephone contact. In addition, BGC includes intensified increase of medical treatment during repeated follow-up visits in a HF clinic in patients with an Nt-BNP level above 2200pg/ml at discharge.

Condition Intervention
Decompensated Heart Failure
Procedure: BNP-guided care in addition to multidisciplinary management

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: NT-BNP Guided Care in Addition to Multidisciplinary Care in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure A Three-Arm, Prospective, Randomised Study

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Heart failure rehospitalisation rate;
  • combined endpoint death or heart failure rehospitalisation;

Study Start Date: September 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2005

Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Clinical signs and symptoms of cardiac decompensation during the present hospitalisation
  2. NYHA class III or IV at time of admission
  3. Cardiothoracic ratio > 0.5, and/or left ventricular ejection fraction <40% documented by echocardiography

Exclusion Criteria:


  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00355017

Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of Vienna
Principal Investigator: Richard Pacher, MD Medical University of Vienna
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No publications provided by Medical University of Vienna

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00355017     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VF: 05.05.2003
Study First Received: July 19, 2006
Last Updated: October 17, 2006
Health Authority: Austria: Federal Ministry for Health and Women

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
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