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Pilot Study of B-Type Natrieutic Peptide (BNP) Levels in Patients With Congenital Heart Disease(BNP)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00308230
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 29, 2006
Results First Posted : July 17, 2014
Last Update Posted : July 17, 2014
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The object of this study is to measure the levels of B-type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) in patients with congenital heart disease, normal individuals, and patients with acquired heart failure, and compare the results from each group.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Congenital Heart Disease Cardiovascular Disease Procedure: Six minute walk test Behavioral: Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire

Detailed Description:

Enrollment: Patients with congenital heart disease seen at Emory Clinics, Adult Congenital Heart Disease program, Crawford Long Hospital will be asked to participate in this pilot study. Sample size: 20 patients (5 in each group) Screening Phase: Demographic data, medical history, physical examination including vital signs and room air oxygen saturation, and medications will be recorded. New York Heart association functional class will be recorded.

BNP Levels: Approximately 7 cc of blood will be collected. The blood will be analyzed for B-type natriuretic peptide on a rapid assay in the clinic.

Exercise Tolerance: will be measured by a 6 minute walk test on day of visit Echocardiogram: A complete echocardiogram including assessment of anatomy, ventricular function and valvular function will be performed following the phlebotomy.

Quality of life: The minnesota living with heart failure questionnaire will be administered on the day of collection of neurohormonal levels. A research nurse will be available to assist the patient if needed.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 34 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: A Pilot Study of B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) Levels in Patients With Congenital Heart Disease and Systemic Right Ventricles or Volume Overloaded Pulmonic Right Ventricles
Study Start Date : December 2001
Primary Completion Date : March 2004
Study Completion Date : September 2004

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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: Normal Heart
Control Group with Normal Heart
Procedure: Six minute walk test Behavioral: Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire
Active Comparator: Congenital Heart Disease
Tetralogy of Fallot, DTGA, CCTGA
Procedure: Six minute walk test Behavioral: Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire
Active Comparator: Heart Failure
Left ventricular heart failure, no congestive heart disease
Procedure: Six minute walk test Behavioral: Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. BNP Levels [ Time Frame: 1 day ]
    Levels of B-type naturietic peptide in the blood

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 89 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:Patients with a systemic right ventricle and a subpulmonic left ventricle-including patients with transposition of the great arteries (d-TGA) who have undergone Mustard and Senning repairs (atrial switch procedures) and patients with congenitally corrected TGA (l-TGA) Subpulmonic right ventricle in the absence of pulmonary hypertension (repaired tetralogy of Fallot, congenital pulmonic regurgitation) 4-chambered heart Age > 18 years Participants will have either acquired left ventricular dysfunction (ejection fraction < 35%) or no known cardiac disease For the control group, individuals will have normal cardiac anatomy and normal left ventricular function (determined by echocardiogram) and no known cardiac disease.

Exclusion Criteria:

Single ventricle and or single atria Liver disease with portal hypertension Renal disease requiring dialysis Creatine > 4.0 Significant pulmonary hypertension (systolic PAP >60 mmHg by Echo) Uncontrolled systemic arterial hypertension (systolic > 200 mmHg or diastolic >105 mmHg) Myocardial infarction or acute coronary syndrome within 2 months D-TGA status post atrial switch procedure (Jatene) Intracardiac shunts Inadequate echocardiogram windows Coronary Angioplasty 30 days

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Emory University
Principal Investigator: Wendy M Book, M.D. Emory University
More Information

Responsible Party: Wendy M. Book, Principal Investigator, Emory University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00308230     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB00045884
First Posted: March 29, 2006    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: July 17, 2014
Last Update Posted: July 17, 2014
Last Verified: July 2014

Keywords provided by Wendy M. Book, Emory University:
Congenital, BNP

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Heart Defects, Congenital
Cardiovascular Abnormalities
Congenital Abnormalities