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Trial record 18 of 182 for:    Open Studies | "Heart Arrest"

Hypothermia After In-hospital Cardiac Arrest (HACAinhospital)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified June 2015 by University of Schleswig-Holstein
University of Hamburg
University of Leipzig
University of Jena
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sebastian Wolfrum, University of Schleswig-Holstein Identifier:
First received: April 4, 2007
Last updated: June 12, 2015
Last verified: June 2015
ILCOR Recommendations "On the basis of the published evidence to date, the Advanced Life Support (ALS) Task Force of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) made the following recommendations in October 2002: Unconscious adult patients with spontaneous circulation after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest should be cooled to 32°C to 34°C for 12 to 24 hours when the initial rhythm was ventricular fibrillation (VF).Such cooling may also be beneficial for other rhythms or in-hospital cardiac arrest" (Circulation. 2003;108:118-121). This study ist to investigate the efficacy of mild therapeutic hypothermia on mortality and neurological outcome in patients after in-hospital cardiac arrest.

Condition Intervention
Cardiac Arrest
Procedure: Mild therapeutic hypothermia

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Hypothermia After In-hospital Cardiac Arrest

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Further study details as provided by University of Schleswig-Holstein:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • all cause mortality at 6 months [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • neurological outcome at six months measured by the Glasgow-Pittsburgh cerebral performance scale [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • in-hospital all cause mortality [ Time Frame: time until discharge or death ]

Estimated Enrollment: 440
Study Start Date: April 2007
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Control
Standard therapy as used in the hospital's ICU
Active Comparator: Hypothermia
Standard therapy as used in the hospital's ICU plus Hypothermia
Procedure: Mild therapeutic hypothermia
Mild therapeutic hypothermia will be performed by any methods applicable in the hospitals

Detailed Description:
This is a randomized controlled multicenter trial. Patients after in-hospital cardiac arrest are randomized either to standard therapy or to standard therapy in addition to mild therapeutic hypothermia. Mild therapeutic hypothermia is performed for 24 hours with a target temperature of 32-34°C. Inclusion criteria are: Adult patients which have been resuscitated after cardiac arrest in-hospital and who remain unconscious after restoration of spontanous circulation. Exclusion criteria are: severe cardiogenic shock, severe rhythm disorders, major surgery within the last 10 days, planned surgery within the next 24 hours afer resuscitation, active bleeding, suspicion od intracranial bleeding, severe infection, such as pneumonia or sepsis, a severe neurological deficit before cardiac arrest, an aquired immun deficency, pregnacy. The primary endpoint is mortality for all causes after six months. Secondary endpoints are neurological outcome after six months measured by the Glasgow-Pittsburgh Cerebral Performance scale, and in-hospital-mortality.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • in-hospital cardiac arrest
  • restoration of spontanous circulation
  • unconsciousness
  • age over 18
  • initiation of mild therapeutic hypothermia is possible within 4h after resuscitation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • active bleeding
  • suspicion of intra cranial bleeding
  • severe infection
  • aquired immun deficency
  • severe rhythm disorders
  • suspicion of cerebral insult
  • known severe cognotive deficit before the index event
  • pregnancy
  • pre existing disease which makes 6 months survival unlikely
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00457431

Contact: Sebastian Wolfrum, MD +49451500 ext 2501
Contact: Volkhard Kurowski, MD +49451500 ext 2330

University of Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck, Medical Clinic II Recruiting
Lübeck, Germany, 23538
Contact: Sebastian Wolfrum, MD    +49451500 ext 2501   
Principal Investigator: Sebastian Wolfrum, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Schleswig-Holstein
University of Hamburg
University of Leipzig
University of Jena
Principal Investigator: Sebastian Wolfrum, MD University of Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Luebeck, Medical Clinic II
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Sebastian Wolfrum, D. Sebastian Wolfrum, University of Schleswig-Holstein Identifier: NCT00457431     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HACA in-hospital
Study First Received: April 4, 2007
Last Updated: June 12, 2015

Keywords provided by University of Schleswig-Holstein:
in-hospital cardiac arrest
mild therapeutic hypothermia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Arrest
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Body Temperature Changes
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on May 23, 2017