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Partnership Programs for Reducing Cardiovascular Disparities in Native Hawaiians

This study has been completed.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Information provided by:
University of Hawaii Identifier:
First received: January 10, 2005
Last updated: July 2, 2013
Last verified: July 2009
The purpose of this study is to improve cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes in racial and ethnic minorities in Hawaii.

Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Partnership Programs to Reduce Cardiovascular Disparities - Heart Failure Disparities in Native Hawaiians

Further study details as provided by University of Hawaii:

Estimated Enrollment: 276
Study Start Date: September 2004
Study Completion Date: August 2011
Primary Completion Date: August 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Participants will be a Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (e.g., Samoan, Tongan, Tahitian, Maori, Marshallese, etc.)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical symptoms and signs of heart failure AND

    1. Left ventricular systolic ejection fraction of less than 40% OR
    2. Left ventricular systolic ejection fraction of less than 60% AND evidence of abnormal diastolic function confirmed by echocardiogram and documented in the patient's medical record
  • Discharged from a hospital admission for heart failure as a primary or secondary discharge diagnosis within 6 weeks of study entry
  • Self-identified ethnicity/race as Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (e.g., Samoan, Tongan, Tahitian, Maori, Marshallese, etc.)

Exclusion criteria

  • Heart failure caused by high-output states (i.e., sepsis, etc.) or transient non-cardiac disease
  • Terminal illnesses in addition to heart failure (e.g., cancer with projected survival of less than 6 months)
  • Currently living in a nursing home
  • Currently undergoing hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00101465

United States, Hawaii
Queen's Medical Center
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, 96813
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, 96822
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Hawaii
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Principal Investigator: Marjorie Mau University of Hawaii at Manoa
Principal Investigator: Todd Seto Queen's Medical Centre
  More Information

Responsible Party: Nobumi Nakamura, University of Hawaii at Manoa Identifier: NCT00101465     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1281
U01HL079163 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: January 10, 2005
Last Updated: July 2, 2013

Keywords provided by University of Hawaii:
Heart Failure

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases processed this record on May 24, 2017