BNP Guided Care in Addition to Multidisciplinary Care
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00355017|
Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : July 20, 2006
Last Update Posted : October 18, 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 or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Decompensated Heart Failure||Procedure: BNP-guided care in addition to multidisciplinary management||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (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|
|Study Start Date :||September 2003|
|Study Completion Date :||September 2005|
- Heart failure rehospitalisation rate;
- combined endpoint death or heart failure rehospitalisation;
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|Principal Investigator:||Richard Pacher, MD||Medical University of Vienna|