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Preemptive Lung Impedance-Guided Therapy in Evolving Acute Heart Failure in Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2016 by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : June 11, 2012
Last Update Posted : June 2, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center

Brief Summary:
It is well-known that 20-25% of patients hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction will develop acute heart failure during their hospitalization. Currently, the investigators have no reliable parameter for prediction of evolving acute heart failure in such a group of patients. As a result, the investigators have no way of preventing acute heart failure. Treatment of these patients only begins after appearance of clinical signs of acute heart failure. Lung impedance monitoring may be a good non-invasive parameter for prediction of evolving acute heart failure. This study will attempt to address whether preemptive lung impedance-guided therapy may prevent the development of overt acute heart failure and improve their clinical outcome.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Heart Failure Other: Usual treatment of patients with developing acute heart failure Device: Lung Impedance-Guided Therapy Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : June 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 2017

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MedlinePlus related topics: Heart Failure

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Conventional Treatment Heart Failure
Conventional Treatment
Other: Usual treatment of patients with developing acute heart failure
Experimental: Lung Impedance-Guided Therapy
Lung Impedance-Guided Therapy
Device: Lung Impedance-Guided Therapy
Non-invasive lung impedance monitor (RSMM Company, Tel Aviv, Israel)

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Prevention of acute heart failure development in acute MI patients [ Time Frame: Three years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Improvement of clinical outcome in patients with lung impedance-guided treatments [ Time Frame: Three years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients hospitalized in the ICCU for acute myocardial infarction and developing acute heart failure

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with acute myocardial infarction with clinical and radiological signs of acute heart failure at admission

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01616121

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Contact: Michael Shochat, MD, PhD 972-50-6246926

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Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Recruiting
Hadera, Israel, 38100
Contact: Michael Shochat, MD, PhD         
Principal Investigator: Michael Shochat, MD, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center

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Responsible Party: Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Identifier: NCT01616121     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0037-12-HYMC
First Posted: June 11, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 2, 2016
Last Verified: June 2016
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases