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Circulating Markers That Underlie the Transition From Compensated Hypertrophy to Heart Failure

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified October 2016 by UConn Health
CT Department of Public Health
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bruce Liang, University of Connecticut Health Center Identifier:
First received: September 26, 2008
Last updated: October 5, 2016
Last verified: October 2016
The purpose of this research is to determine if two proteins in the blood are increased during acute heart failure. These two proteins are produced when the heart becomes dysfunctional and unable to contract normally. They may then be released into the blood and be detected by standard method in the research laboratory. Thus, the purpose of this study is to determine the relation between the change of these two proteins in the blood and the occurrence of acute heart failure. At this time, detection of an increase in these proteins in the blood is not known to be associated with any disease or heart failure.

Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
Heart Failure

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Circulating Markers That Underlie the Transition From Compensated Hypertrophy to Heart Failure

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Further study details as provided by UConn Health:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Hospitalization for acute heart failure, myocardial infarction, stroke or death. [ Time Frame: 3 years ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA

Estimated Enrollment: 500
Study Start Date: December 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2020 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Heart Failure

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

Recruitment will take place in the University of Connecticut Health Center, both hospital inpatients and Cardiopulmonary clinic out-patients.

  1. The target population will be heart failure patients of any etiology. We anticipate that 20% of all recruited subjects will be African American and 5% to be Hispanic. This represents the distribution of populations recruited in the past for heart failure studies.
  2. Healthy individuals with no prior history of heart attack or heart failure will be recruited to use as controls.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Individuals aged >18yrs
  • stable or decompensated heart failure, irrespective of LVEF
  • decompensated heart failure clinical symptoms such as dyspnea, rales, edema, elevated jugular venous pressure, or ascites
  • Imaging evidence of heart failure (cardiomegaly, poor contractile function or echocardiographic Doppler evidence of diastolic dysfunction or elevated right- or left-sided filling pressures)
  • Healthy individuals with no prior history of heart attack or heart failure will be recruited to use as controls.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects who are unable to give informed consent
  • Subjects who had undergone cardiac or non-cardiac surgery in the 3 months before enrollment
  • Pregnant subjects are not excluded
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00762008

Contact: Sharon E DiMauro, MA 860-679-2692

United States, Connecticut
University of Connecticut Health Center Recruiting
Farmington, Connecticut, United States, 06030
Sponsors and Collaborators
UConn Health
CT Department of Public Health
Principal Investigator: Bruce T. Liang, M.D. UConn Health
  More Information

Responsible Party: Bruce Liang, Professor of Medicine; Director Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiovascular Center, University of Connecticut Health Center Identifier: NCT00762008     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 06-151-2
Study First Received: September 26, 2008
Last Updated: October 5, 2016

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical processed this record on May 22, 2017