Pulsatile and Steady State Hemodynamics in Diastolic Heart Failure

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 22, 2008
Last Update Posted : July 18, 2011
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Klinikum Wels-Grieskirchen

Brief Summary:
Over the past few years, there has been a growing appreciation that a large number of patients with heart failure have a relatively normal (or preserved) ejection fraction (NFNEF). Epidemiologically, HFNEF is most prevalent among elderly women, most of whom have hypertension, diabetes, or both and often coronary artery disease (CAD). Increased arterial stiffness and/or wave reflections have been described in the same patient groups. Therefore, the investigators speculate that pulsatile hemodynamics, representing arterial stiffness and/or arterial wave reflections, 1) may be altered in HFNEF patients, 2) this may contribute to pathophysiology of HFNEF, and 3) this may be used for the diagnosis of the syndrome.

Condition or disease
Diastolic Heart Failure

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 362 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Diagnostic Value of Measures of Pulsatile Versus Steady State Hemodynamics in Diastolic Heart Failure
Study Start Date : April 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: Heart Failure

Patients with diastolic heart failure
Patients without diastolic heart failure

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients undergoing invasive assessment for exertional dyspnea

Inclusion Criteria:

  • exertional dyspnea
  • undergoing heart catheterization for diagnosis or exclusion of coronary artery disease
  • normal EF (> 50%)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • atrial fibrillation
  • more than mild valvular heart disease
  • pericardial disease
  • no informed consent

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00720525

Cardiology Department, Klinikum Wels-Grieskirchen
Wels, Austria, 4600
Sponsors and Collaborators
Klinikum Wels-Grieskirchen
Principal Investigator: Thomas Weber, MD Cardiology Department, Klinikum Wels-Grieskirchen, Austria

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dr Thomas Weber, Cardiology Department, Klinikum Wels-Grieskirchen, Austria Identifier: NCT00720525     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EK 248
First Posted: July 22, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 18, 2011
Last Verified: July 2011

Keywords provided by Klinikum Wels-Grieskirchen:
arterial stiffness
arterial wave reflections
diastolic heart failure

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Heart Failure, Diastolic
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases