Validation of Electrical Cardiometry Versus Fick Method in Cardiac Output Measurement

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified March 2012 by Massachusetts General Hospital.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Yandong Jiang, Massachusetts General Hospital Identifier:
First received: March 29, 2012
Last updated: March 30, 2012
Last verified: March 2012

The investigators would like to find out if AESCULON®, a new device that non-invasively and continuously measures cardiac output using electrical cardiometry, works as well as one existing method--Fick method in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary exercise testing.

Heart Failure

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Validation of Electrical Cardiometry Versus Fick Method to Measure Stroke Volume and Cardiac Output in Patients With or Suspected of Having Heart Failure

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Further study details as provided by Massachusetts General Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • difference in CO measurements with two methods [ Time Frame: two weeks after finishing the exercise test ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    the true difference between the two CO measurements is 10% of the mean CO

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: March 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Adult patients of 18 years or older who undergo cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) with invasive hemodynamic monitoring for their routine care.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age >= 18 yd;
  • Level 3 cardiopulmonary exercise testing.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Proven or suspected disease involving severe aortic regurgitation;
  • Implanted with a rate-responsive cardiac pacemaker;
  • Pneumothorax or pleural effusion;
  • Skin lesion(s) at the place where the electrode is supposed to be applied;
  • Allergic to adhesive of ECG electrodes.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01568619

Contact: Yandong Jiang, M.D., Ph.D. 617-447-9707 YJIANG@PARTNERS.ORG
Contact: Gregory D Lewis, MD 617-726-9554 GLEWIS@PARTNERS.ORG

United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Contact: Yandong Jiang, M.D., Ph.D.    617-447-9707    YJIANG@PARTNERS.ORG   
Principal Investigator: Yandong Jiang, MD, PhD         
Principal Investigator: Gregory D Lewis, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts General Hospital
Principal Investigator: Yandong Jiang, MD, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital
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Responsible Party: Yandong Jiang, Assistant Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital Identifier: NCT01568619     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AESCULON
Study First Received: March 29, 2012
Last Updated: March 30, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Massachusetts General Hospital:
cardiopulmonary exercise test
cardiac output

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases processed this record on October 22, 2014