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Noninvasive Measurement of Cardiac Output in Pulmonary Hypertension Using Inert Gas Rebreathing

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01606839
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 28, 2012
Last Update Posted : February 19, 2014
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Medical University of Graz

Brief Summary:
The study hypothesis is that accuracy of CO measurement by IGR does not differ from classical CO measurement methods such as thermodilution or direct Fick method. This is why the study aims to determine whether non invasive cardiac output (CO) measurement using inert gas rebreathing (IGR)is a suitable method in patients with pulmonary hypertension. In order to examine this, the IGR method will be used in patients undergoing diagnostic or follow-up right heart catheterization.

Condition or disease
Pulmonary Hypertension

Detailed Description:

Inert Gas Rebreathing method enables non invasive measurement of cardiac output (CO) using the single rebreathing method. A mixture of blood soluble (N2O) and blood insoluble gas (SF6) and environmental air is inhaled and the amount of N2O, SF6, O2 and CO2 is measured by a photoacoustic analysator. The length of a measurement is about 1 minute.

As the gold standard measurement of CO is performed invasively, there is an urgent need for the development of non-invasive tools like IGR.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 34 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Noninvasive Measurement of Cardiac Output in Pulmonary Hypertension Using Inert Gas Rebreathing
Study Start Date : February 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2014

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cardiac output [ Time Frame: at baseline ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
The study population consists of patients undergoing diagnostic or follow-up right heart cathereization.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Written informed consent
  • Patients who undergo right heart catheterization

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Missing written informed consent

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01606839


Locations
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Austria
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Lung Vascular Research
Graz, Austria
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of Graz
Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Horst Olschewski, MD Medical University of Graz
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Responsible Party: Medical University of Graz
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01606839    
Other Study ID Numbers: 24-079 ex 11/12
First Posted: May 28, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 19, 2014
Last Verified: February 2014
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hypertension, Pulmonary
Hypertension
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases