EMEPIC : Value of a Mobile Team of Cardiologist Using Echocardiography for Managing Patients With Acute Heart Failure

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University Paris 7 - Denis Diderot
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00568165
First received: December 4, 2007
Last updated: October 25, 2010
Last verified: August 2010
  Purpose

The aim of the study is to compare clinical management of patients with acute decompensation of heart failure, hospitalized in non cardiological ward, with the use of a mobile team including a cardiologist with portable echocardiography and standard care. The hypothesis is that a mobile team will lead to shorter hospitalization.


Condition Intervention
Acute Heart Failure
Congestive Edema
Cardiac Disease
Procedure: Mobile team
Procedure: Standard care

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Value of a Mobile Team of Cardiologist Using Echocardiography for Managing Patients With Acute Heart Failure

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Further study details as provided by University Paris 7 - Denis Diderot:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Duration of hospitalization. [ Time Frame: 30 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Re-hospitalization rate à 30 days Emergency visit within 30 days Treatment at discharge Mortality within hospital stay Mortality at 30 days [ Time Frame: 30 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 504
Study Start Date: February 2008
Study Completion Date: July 2010
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Mobile Team
Procedure: Mobile team
a mobile team including a cardiologist with mobile echocardiography, systematic follow up à 3 days, a dietician advice in patients hospitalized for acute heart failure in a non cardiology ward
Other Name: Mobile team
Active Comparator: 2
Standard care
Procedure: Standard care
Standard care
Other Name: Standard care

Detailed Description:

Randomized, controlled, monocentric study comparing Standard care with the care provided by a mobile team including a cardiologist with mobile echocardiography, systematic follow up à 3 days, a dietician advice in patients hospitalized for acute heart failure in a non cardiology ward on the duration of hospitalization, re-hospitalization rate à 30 days, emergency visit within 30 days, treatment at discharge, mortality within hospital stay and at 30 days.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Hospitalized for suspected heart failure
  • > or = 18 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Refuses to participate
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00568165

Locations
France
JONDEAU
Paris, France, 75018
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Paris 7 - Denis Diderot
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Guillaume JONDEAU, MD, PhD UNIVERSITY PARIS 7
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Pr. Guillaume JONDEAU, University Paris 7
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00568165     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Code IDRCD : 2007- A00640 - 53, N°CPP : 0711602, N°CCTIRS : 07331
Study First Received: December 4, 2007
Last Updated: October 25, 2010
Health Authority: France: National Consultative Ethics Committee for Health and Life Sciences
France: French Data Protection Authority

Keywords provided by University Paris 7 - Denis Diderot:
Heart failure, congestive
Echocardiography
Patient care team

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases

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