IntegRAted CarE for Atrial Fibrillation - RACE-4

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified May 2014 by Maastricht University Medical Center
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Stichting Achmea Gezondheidszorg
DSW
CZ fonds
Bayer
Boehringer Ingelheim
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Pfizer
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Maastricht University Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01740037
First received: October 16, 2012
Last updated: May 1, 2014
Last verified: May 2014

October 16, 2012
May 1, 2014
December 2012
May 2016   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Primary endpoint is a composite of unplanned admission to the hospital for any cardiovascular reason and cardiovascular death. [ Time Frame: Participants will be followed at yearly intervals, an expected average of 2.4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

The endpoint events associated with hospitalisation or death are

  1. Left or right ventricular heart failure which is independent of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and requiring intravenous diuretics;
  2. Ischemic thromboembolic complications including stroke, peripheral, pulmonary or systemic emboli (confirmed by a neurologist on the basis of computerised tomography or MRI);
  3. Acute coronary syndrome (acute myocardial infarction or instable angina pectoris, with two of the following characteristics: chest pain and/ or ischemic electrocardiographic changes, and/ or cardiac enzyme rise);
  4. Bleeding (a bleeding with the hemoglobin value decreased by > 20 g/ L (>2g/ dL) or requiring blood transfusion
  5. Arrhythmic or potential arrhythmic events (atrial fibrillation, -flutter, other supraventricular rhythm or sustained ventricular tachycardia confirmed by ECG, syncope or cardiac arrest)
  6. Life-threatening adverse effects of rate or rhythm controlling drugs
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01740037 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Costs and cost benefit of the intervention by means of a cost effectiveness analysis [ Time Frame: Participants will be followed an expected average of 2.4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • The extent to which the comprehensive cardiovascular treatment is in accordance to the 2010 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) AF guidelines, the 2008 ESC Heart Failure guidelines and the 2007 ESC Cardiovascular Disease Prevention guidelines [ Time Frame: Participants will be followed an expected average of 2.4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Patient quality of life [ Time Frame: Participants will be followed an expected average of 2.4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Patient anxiety and/ or depression [ Time Frame: Participants will be followed an expected average of 2.4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Patients' knowledge of AF [ Time Frame: Participants will be followed an expected average of 2.4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Patients' compliance in medication [ Time Frame: Participants will be followed an expected average of 2.4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Costs and cost benefit of the intervention by means of a cost effectiveness analysis [ Time Frame: Participants will be followed at yearly intervals, an expected average of 2.4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • The extent to which the comprehensive cardiovascular treatment is in accordance to the 2010 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) AF guidelines, the 2008 ESC Heart Failure guidelines and the 2007 ESC Cardiovascular Disease Prevention guidelines [ Time Frame: Participants will be followed at yearly intervals, an expected average of 2.4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Patient quality of life [ Time Frame: Participants will be followed at yearly intervals, an expected average of 2.4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Patient anxiety and/ or depression [ Time Frame: Participants will be followed at yearly intervals, an expected average of 2.4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Patients' knowledge of AF [ Time Frame: Participants will be followed at yearly intervals, an expected average of 2.4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Patients' compliance in medication [ Time Frame: Participants will be followed at yearly intervals, an expected average of 2.4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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IntegRAted CarE for Atrial Fibrillation - RACE-4
IntegRAted Chronic Care Program at a Specialized Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Clinic Versus Usual CarE in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation, a Multicenter Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial

Rationale: The treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation is often inadequate due to poor guideline adherence. An integrated chronic care program (ICCP) at a specialized AF-clinic was found to be superior to usual care provided by a cardiologist in terms of cardiovascular hospitalizations and cardiovascular mortality.

Hypothesis: treatment at a specialized AF clinic is superior to usual care in terms of cardiovascular mortality and cardiovascular hospitalizations, cost-effectiveness, quality of life and guideline adherence.

Objectives: primary objective is to show that an ICCP reduces cardiovascular hospitalizations and mortality. The secondary objectives include cost-effectiveness, guideline adherence, quality of life, patient knowledge and patient compliance in medication.

Study design: randomized controlled trial with two study arms: usual care provided by cardiologists (control) versus ICCP at a specialized AF-clinic (intervention) in 9 hospitals in the Netherlands. In total 1716 patients with newly diagnosed AF will be included. Total duration of the study is 4,5 years and total mean follow-up will be 2,4 years. Data collected at inclusion, after 3, 6, 12 months and every year thereafter.

Study population: Patients older than 18 year with newly diagnosed AF.

Intervention: treatment through an ICCP at specialized AF clinics, consisting of a nurse specialist, cardiologist-supervisor and a guidelines-based information-communication technology (ICT) decision support program and a web-based patient centered medication management tool and tailored telemonitoring.

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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Atrial Fibrillation
  • Other: Specialized AF Clinic
  • Other: Usual Care
  • Experimental: Specialized AF-clinic
    Management of AF patients in specialized AF Clinics according to the principles of an integrated chronic care program (ICCP) performed by nurse specialists, supported by an ICT decision support tool based on professional guidelines (CardioConsult AF®) and supervised by a cardiologist. In addition, a web-based patient centered medication management tool (Medication Manager(TM)and tailored telemonitoring at an outpatient AF clinic. In addition, the intervention is based on identifying risk factors and potential problems in patients, and addressing needs through dynamic use of personalized education and adjustment of treatment.
    Intervention: Other: Specialized AF Clinic
  • Active Comparator: Usual Care
    Usual care provided by cardiologists at the regular outpatient clinic.
    Intervention: Other: Usual Care
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
1716
November 2016
May 2016   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients with newly diagnosed AF detected on electrocardiogram (ECG), holder recordings or event recorder with a duration > 30 seconds, in the 3 months before inclusion or
  2. Patients with a history of diagnosed AF, with no regular control at a cardiologist for AF in the last 2 years and referred by a (non-)cardiologic medical specialist for new diagnostics or therapeutic issue;
  3. Age ≥18 years.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. No electrocardiographic objectified AF;
  2. Unstable heart failure defined as NYHA IV or heart failure necessitating hospital admission < 3 months before inclusion;
  3. Acute coronary syndrome (acute myocardial infarction or instable angina pectoris, with two of the following characteristics: chest pain and/ or ischemic electrocardiographic changes, and/ or cardiac enzyme rise) < 3 months before inclusion;
  4. Untreated hyperthyroidism or < 3 months euthyroidism before inclusion;
  5. Current or foreseen pacemaker, internal cardioverter defibrillator, and/ or cardiac resynchronization therapy;
  6. Cardiac surgery ≤ 3 months before inclusion;
  7. Planned cardiac surgery;
  8. Regular control and treatment, also for AF, at another specialized outpatient cardiac clinic;
  9. Patient is not able to fill in the questionnaires;
  10. Participation in other clinical study.
Both
18 Years and older
No
Contact: H.J.G.M. Crijns, prof. dr. +31433875093 hjgm.crijns@mumc.nl
Contact: E.P.J. Wijtvliet, MSc 0031(0)611363733 petra.wijtvliet@mumc.nl
Netherlands
 
NCT01740037
METC 11-2-099
Yes
Maastricht University Medical Center
Maastricht University Medical Center
  • Stichting Achmea Gezondheidszorg
  • DSW
  • CZ fonds
  • Bayer
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Pfizer
Principal Investigator: H.J.G.M. Crijns, prof. dr. MUMC+
Principal Investigator: I.C. Van Gelder, prof. dr. UMCG
Principal Investigator: R.G. Tieleman, dr. Martini Ziekenhuis
Maastricht University Medical Center
May 2014

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