Classification of Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2012 by Northwestern University.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sanjiv Shah, Northwestern University Identifier:
First received: December 10, 2009
Last updated: June 28, 2012
Last verified: June 2012

The purpose of this study is to create a rationale 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 Northwestern University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Heart failure hospitalization [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Cardiovascular hospitalization [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Mortality - all cause and cardiovascular [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Exercise capacity (peak VO2) [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

Whole blood, saliva

Estimated Enrollment: 1000
Study Start Date: July 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (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. 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
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided by Northwestern University

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Sanjiv Shah, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Identifier: NCT01030991     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AHA 0835488N
Study First Received: December 10, 2009
Last Updated: June 28, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Heart Failure, Diastolic
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases processed this record on March 25, 2015