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Cardiac Rehabilitation of Heart Failure Patients by Telemedicine (READ)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00877318
Recruitment Status : Terminated (insufficient recruitment)
First Posted : April 7, 2009
Last Update Posted : March 18, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Caen

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the READ study is to compare the continuation of the cardiac rehabilitation at home with clinical follow-up, therapeutic education, and advice on the training at the stamina, via telemedicine with the classic strategy in day hospital.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Heart Failure Device: SCAD information system Phase 4

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 64 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Cardiac Rehabilitation of Heart Failure Patients by Telemedicine: a Randomized Multicenter Study.
Study Start Date : March 2009
Primary Completion Date : December 2012
Study Completion Date : December 2012

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Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Control
Program of cardiac rehabilitation introduced in complete hospitalization pursued in day hospital during 3 months
Experimental: telemedicine
Program of cardiac rehabilitation introduced in complete hospitalization pursued at home via a terminal during 3 months
Device: SCAD information system
Cardiac rehabilitation at home by telemedicine

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Variation of VO2 peak at 3 months in comparison to VO2 peak at hospital discharge [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. VO2 peak at 3 months compared with VO2 peak at the beginning of the hospitalization [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  2. BNP [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  3. % patient with a BNP < 300 pg/ml [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  4. Medical treatment by ACE inhibitor (in % of target dose) [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  5. Ejection fraction of left ventricle [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  6. Disease knowledge questionnaire [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  7. Life quality questionnaire (Minnesota) [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  8. Beck questionnaire [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  9. Day number at hospital [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  10. Number of medical consultation [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  11. Pharmaco-economic analysis [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  12. Total mortality [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  13. Cardiovascular mortality [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient with a dysfunction of left ventricle with ejection fraction of left ventricle < 40 % appreciated by echocardiogram at hospital discharge for cardiac rehabilitation.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient non authorized to follow an effort training
  • Therapeutic education impossible
  • Pregnant woman or breast-feeding
  • No assent
  • Incapacity to use the terminal
  • Minor patient or under supervision

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00877318

Centre Hospitalier de la Côte Fleurie
Cricqueboeuf, France, 14113
William Harvey Center
Saint Martin d'Aubigny, France
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Caen
Principal Investigator: Annette Belin, MD University Hospital, Caen
Principal Investigator: Rémi Sabatier, MD University Hospital, Caen

Responsible Party: University Hospital, Caen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00877318     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B80908-20
First Posted: April 7, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 18, 2016
Last Verified: March 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases