BNP Guided Care in Addition to Multidisciplinary Care
HF is associated with repeated hospitalisations and poor prognosis.The aim of this study is to investigate whether BNP-guided care (BGC) in addition to multidisciplinary management(MM) improves outcome compared to HNC alone or usual care (UC) for decompensated HF patients after discharge.
Patients hospitalised with cardiac decompensation in 9 Viennese hospitals are randomised to BGC, MM alone, or UC. MM includes 2 consultations of a heart failure (HF) specialist 10 days and 2 months after discharge for recommending medical optimisation and care by a specialised HF nurse including 4 home visits and telephone contact. In addition, BGC includes intensified increase of medical treatment during repeated follow-up visits in a HF clinic in patients with an Nt-BNP level above 2200pg/ml at discharge.
Decompensated Heart Failure
Procedure: BNP-guided care in addition to multidisciplinary management
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
|Official Title:||NT-BNP Guided Care in Addition to Multidisciplinary Care in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure A Three-Arm, Prospective, Randomised Study|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00355017
|Principal Investigator:||Richard Pacher, MD||Medical University of Vienna|