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Classification of Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction

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Verified May 2016 by Sanjiv Shah, Northwestern University
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Sanjiv Shah, Northwestern University Identifier:
First received: December 10, 2009
Last updated: May 1, 2016
Last verified: May 2016
The purpose of this study is to create a classification system for the heterogenous disorder of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF).

Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction Diastolic Heart Failure

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Etiologic, Pathophysiologic, and Genetic Classification of Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction

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Further study details as provided by Sanjiv Shah, Northwestern University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Heart failure hospitalization [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  • Cardiovascular hospitalization [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  • Mortality - all cause and cardiovascular [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Exercise capacity (peak VO2) [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Whole blood, saliva

Estimated Enrollment: 1000
Study Start Date: July 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2020 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
HFpEF cohort (observational study)

Detailed Description:
Patients with HFpEF are a heterogeneous group with varying etiology and pathophysiology, which may play a large role in the difficulty in managing these patients and enrolling them in clinical trials. A major advance in the care of patients with HFpEF would be a classification system based on etiology, pathophysiology, and/or genetic factors as well as machine learning analyses. The ultimate goal of this study is to demonstrate that it is possible to better classify patients with HFpEF based on etiologic, pathophysiologic, and genetic differences between patients. If successful, this study could lead to: (1) novel risk estimation in patients with HFpEF and (2) more fruitful clinical trials based on targeting specific subsets of HFpEF.

Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All patients with signs or symptoms of heart failure with left ventricular ejection fraction > 50% are eligible for the study

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age > 21 years
  • Signs or symptoms of congestive heart failure
  • Left ventricular ejection fraction > 50%

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe valvular heart disease
  • History of cardiac transplantation
  • Prior history of heart failure associated with left ventricular ejection fraction < 35%
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01030991

Contact: Sanjiv Shah, MD 312-926-2926

United States, Illinois
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Recruiting
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northwestern University
Principal Investigator: Sanjiv J Shah, MD Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Sanjiv Shah, Associate Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Identifier: NCT01030991     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AHA 0835488N
Study First Received: December 10, 2009
Last Updated: May 1, 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Sanjiv Shah, Northwestern University:
Heart failure
Ejection fraction
Diastolic heart failure
Diastolic dysfunction
Ventricular-arterial coupling
Exercise testing
Tissue Doppler imaging
Arterial tonometry

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Heart Failure, Diastolic
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017