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Psychosocial Patterns and Prognosis in Patients With Heart Failure (PANIC)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris Identifier:
First received: July 2, 2008
Last updated: October 22, 2014
Last verified: October 2014
This prospective observational study is designed to confirm the prognostic and economic impact of depression in ambulatory patients with systolic or diastolic heart failure, to explore the impact of other psychosocial patterns such as type D personality, anxiety disorders, locus of control, perceived social support, anger, hopelessness, and to evaluate potential pathophysiological and behavioral pathways.

Systolic Heart Failure
Diastolic Heart Failure

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Prognostic Value of Negative Affectivity in Patients With Heart Failure

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Cardiovascular mortality [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • total mortality, sudden death rate, non cardiovascular mortality, rate of hospitalization, of rehospitalization for heart failure, of hospitalization for cardiovascular and non cardiovascular reasons,total health care costs and nature of theses costs [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
serum, urine.

Enrollment: 325
Study Start Date: December 2007
Study Completion Date: December 2012
Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Studies suggest that depressive symptoms may be associated with a worse prognosis and higher costs of care in patients with chronic heart failure in some populations, but such data in a French population are missing. On the other hand, little is known of the impact of other psychosocial dysfunction whereas the pathophysiology of this association remains hypothetical.

Main objective: to confirm the impact of depressive symptoms on cardiovascular death in ambulatory heart failure patients

Other objectives:

  • to study the impact of depressive symptoms on sudden death, non cardiovascular death, and hospitalization rates;
  • to study the role of other psychosocial patterns or personality traits such as anxiety disorders, locus of control, perceived social support, anger, hopelessness, optimism and type D personality in cardiovascular and total mortality;
  • to study the interaction with patient behaviors (drug compliance, addictions);
  • to explore some pathophysiological pathways (chronic inflammation and chronic loss of myocytes),
  • and to evaluate the impact of psychosocial distress on health care costs. Design: multicenter observational study with a minimum of 2 year follow up Population: 700 ambulatory patients, aged above 18 y.o., with acute heart failure within the last 24 months


  • psychosocial patterns and personality traits are assessed using validated self-administered questionnaire; use of the Beck Depression Index in this population is validated against the Montgomery & Asberg Depression Rating Scale evaluation
  • cardiac condition is evaluated at pre-defined time period by B-natriuretic peptide levels, echocardiography and 6'-walk test

End-point criteria:

  • primary : rate of cardiovascular death
  • secondary : rate of total mortality and sudden death, rate of rehospitalization for heart failure and for any cause, total and specific health care costs.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
heart failure patients

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age above 18,
  • acute heart failure within the last 24 months
  • stable cardiovascular condition for at least 2 weeks
  • non hospitalized, non institutionalized patient,
  • french speaking and reading,

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non inclusion criteria :
  • curable cardiomyopathy, cardiomyopathies associated with systemic illnesses (Lupus...), neurodegenerative or pulmonary illnesses, or hypertrophic/restrictive cardiomyopathy
  • unstable cardiovascular condition
  • heart transplant and hemodialysis patient
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00709241

Hopital Georges pompidou
Paris, France, 75015
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
Principal Investigator: François LEDRU, MD PH Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
  More Information

Responsible Party: Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris Identifier: NCT00709241     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P051044
Study First Received: July 2, 2008
Last Updated: October 22, 2014

Keywords provided by Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris:
Heart failure
Psychosocial factors
Patient compliance

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Heart Failure, Systolic
Heart Failure, Diastolic
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017