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Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) Usefulness In Elderly Dyspneic Patients (BED) (BED)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris Identifier:
First received: April 8, 2008
Last updated: August 2, 2013
Last verified: July 2013
The purpose of this study is to test the usefulness of measuring plasma brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) for diagnosis and prognosis in very elderly dyspneic patients.

Heart Failure

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Usefulness of Measuring Plasma Brain Natriuretic Peptide for Diagnosis and Prognosis in Very Elderly Patients.

Further study details as provided by Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Plasma BNP levels at T0 to test the optimal values of measuring plasma BNP for diagnosis of HF in patients older than 80 years. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Plasma BNP levels at 3 times (T0, T48, Tend) to test the usefulness of measuring plasma BNP : T0 : in diagnosing HF using a 2-threshold up-and down-approach [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • T48 : in diagnosing and prognosing HF using a 2nd assay after 48 hours of treatment [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Tend : in prognosing HF using a 3rd assay after the acute phase (composite criteria) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Blood sample for brain natriuretic peptide measurement

Enrollment: 390
Study Start Date: June 2007
Study Completion Date: February 2012
Primary Completion Date: August 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Prospective study : cohort of consecutive patients recruited over 2 years

Detailed Description:
Measurement of BNP concentration is approved for use in the diagnosis of heart failure (HF) in elderly patients below 80 years of age. The value of plasma BNP assays as diagnostic tools has not been determined in very elderly populations because the plasma BNP increases with age. This large, multicenter, prospective, observational, study in 300 participants is aimed to prospectively test the usefulness of measuring plasma BNP for diagnosis of HF in dyspneic patients aged 80 and older.

Ages Eligible for Study:   80 Years and older   (Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Defined population

Inclusion Criteria:

  • acute dyspnea
  • crackles on lung auscultation,
  • hypoxemia,
  • right-sided signs.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • no exclusion criteria
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00658216

Broca Hospital
Paris, France, 75013
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
Principal Investigator: Olivier Hanon, MD, PhD Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris Identifier: NCT00658216     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SCR 06 007
Study First Received: April 8, 2008
Last Updated: August 2, 2013

Keywords provided by Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris:
Diagnosis and prognosis
Very elderly population
Heart failure
Brain natriuretic peptide
Observational prospective study
Dyspneic patients aged 80

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Natriuretic Peptide, Brain
Natriuretic Agents
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