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BNP Guided Care in Addition to Multidisciplinary Care

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Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : July 20, 2006
Last Update Posted : October 18, 2006
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Medical University of Vienna

Brief Summary:

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

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
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

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MedlinePlus related topics: Heart Failure

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Heart failure rehospitalisation rate;
  2. combined endpoint death or heart failure rehospitalisation;

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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:


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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00355017

Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of Vienna
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Principal Investigator: Richard Pacher, MD Medical University of Vienna
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00355017    
Other Study ID Numbers: VF: 05.05.2003
First Posted: July 20, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 18, 2006
Last Verified: July 2006
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases