EVIdence Based TreAtment - Heart Failure (EVITA-HF) (EVITA-HF)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2011 by Stiftung Institut fuer Herzinfarktforschung.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Vifor Inc.
Information provided by:
Stiftung Institut fuer Herzinfarktforschung
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First received: January 26, 2010
Last updated: June 9, 2011
Last verified: June 2011

Cardiac insufficiency is the main or secondary diagnosis of 10% of all hospitalised patients. Due to the age-structure of the population and to the increased life expectancy after myocardial infarction prevalence is increasing. Even though prognosis in patients with established heart failure has been improved it remains serious, with an average survival rate of 50% after 4 years. Approximately 2% of all expenses in health care are caused by cardiac insufficiency, the most expensive being the hospitalization phase. The rehospitalisation rate after the first hospital stay is 50% within 6 months. By optimal, guideline-adjusted therapy during hospital- and post-hospital-stay the rehospitalisation rate could be reduced by 50%.

But our knowledge concerning therapies is based on study results, which are generated with selected patients under controlled study conditions. Thus it is necessary to collect data on the development of therapy, the successes as well as the complications in clinical everyday life. Results concerning the quality of therapies are required and measures are needed that will contribute to quality assurance and improvement. Due to these reasons the DHI register was initiated with the following objectives, aims, structure, and organization form:

The register will not substitute randomized, controlled, multi-center clinical trials (RCT) that have a defined prospective research question. Such randomized studies investigate the "efficacy" of a therapy, i.e. a clinical effect under experimental conditions. In contrast, registers investigate the transferability of RCT results to the daily routine within hospital, the so called "effectiveness". Both study types are complementary and are needed for a judgment of the clinical efficiency as well as of security aspects and possible adverse reactions. Furthermore the DHI register should function as an idea supplier and should coordinate possible future studies. Other important tasks of the register are: (i) the establishment of recommendations for an optimal medicinal therapy (OMT) as well as for ICD- and CRT-treatment; (ii) the establishment of quality assurance measures, including monitoring of new therapy. Every 6 months each study center receives a complete overview concerning the centers own data in comparison with the data supplied by other centers.

Heart Failure

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: EVIdence Based TreAtment - Heart Failure (EVITA-HF)

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Further study details as provided by Stiftung Institut fuer Herzinfarktforschung:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Characteristics of consecutive patients with chronic cardiac insufficiency and an EF ≤ 40% in hospital daily routine within Germany [ Time Frame: Admission to Hospital and 12 months thereafter ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Specification of the medical therapy according to the guidelines [ Time Frame: Admission to hospital and 12 months thereafter ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Monitoring of innovations of new therapy possibilities once these are introduced on the market [ Time Frame: Admission to Hospital and 12 months thereafter ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Specifications of implantable devices including ICD and CRT as well as the procedure of implantation and the success of the surgical intervention [ Time Frame: Admission to Hospital and 12 months thereafter ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Further interventions during clinical stay, after the index-event [ Time Frame: Index hospital stay ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Hospital mortality and non-fatal complications [ Time Frame: Index hospital stay ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Mortality and non-fatal complications within the first year [ Time Frame: Admission to Hospital and 12 months thereafter ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Symptomatic and frequency of rehospitalisation [ Time Frame: Discharge after index hospital stay and 12 months thereafter ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Medicinal and non-medicinal therapy after 12 months [ Time Frame: 12 months after index hospital stay ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Association between iron therapy and prognosis in patients with heart failure [ Time Frame: Hospital admission and 12 months thereafter ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Analysis of laboratory values of hemoglobin, erythrocytes, reticulocytes, ferritin, serum iron, transferrin, transferrin saturation and their effect on prognosis of heartfailure patients. (RAID-HF substudy to EVITA-HF registry)

Estimated Enrollment: 6000
Study Start Date: February 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
all patients
chronical heart failure and EF ≤ 40 %


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
primary care clinic

Inclusion Criteria:

  • chronical heart failure
  • EF ≤ 40 %

Exclusion Criteria:

  • no informed consent
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01057004

Contact: Jochen Senges, MD +49 621 503 2801

Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg Recruiting
Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, 69120
Contact: Christian Zugck, MD       Christian.Zugck@med.uni-heidelberg.de   
Zentralklinikum Augsburg Recruiting
Augsburg, Bayern, Germany, 86156
Contact: Wolfgang von Scheidt, MD    +49 821/4002369    w.scheidt.med1@klinikum-augsburg.de   
Klinikum Coburg Recruiting
Coburg, Bayern, Germany, 96450
Contact: Brachmann, MD    +49 9561 226348    johannes.brachmann@klinikum-coburg.de   
Klinikum Nürnberg Recruiting
Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany, 90471
Contact: Matthias Pauschinger, MD    +49 911/3982990    matthias.pauschinger@klinikum-nuernberg.de   
Universitätsklinikum Würzburg Recruiting
Würzburg, Bayern, Germany, 97080
Contact: Stefan Störk, MD    +49 931-201-0    stoerk_s@klinik.uni-wuerzburg.de   
Universitätsklinik Rostock Recruiting
Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, 18057
Contact: Mathias Rauchhaus, MD    +49 381 494 7718    mathias.rauchhaus@med.uni-rostock.de   
Klinikum Lippe-Detmold Recruiting
Detmold, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, 32756
Contact: Ulrich Tebbe, MD    +49 5231/72-1181    Ulrich.Tebbe@Klinikum-Lippe.de   
Universitätsklinikum Essen (Klinik für Kardiologie) Recruiting
Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, 45122
Contact: Raimund Erbel, MD    +49 201/7234801    erbel@uk-essen.de   
Elisabeth - Krankenhaus (Kardiologie) Essen Recruiting
Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, 45138
Contact: Georg Sabin, MD    +49 201 897 3200    g.v.sabin@contilia.de   
Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes Recruiting
Homburg/Saar, Saarland, Germany, 66421
Contact: Michael Böhm, MD       boehm@med-in.uni-saarland.de   
Klinikum Links der Weser Bremen Recruiting
Bremen, Germany, 28277
Contact: Rainer Hambrecht, MD    +49 421/8791430/1431    rainer.hambrecht@klinikum-bremen-ldw.de   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stiftung Institut fuer Herzinfarktforschung
Vifor Inc.
Principal Investigator: Jochen Senges, MD Stiftung Institut für Herzinfarktforschung
  More Information

Responsible Party: Prof. Dr. med. Jochen Senges, Stiftung Institut für Herzinfarktforschung Ludwigshafen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01057004     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EVITA-HF 
Study First Received: January 26, 2010
Last Updated: June 9, 2011
Health Authority: Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices

Keywords provided by Stiftung Institut fuer Herzinfarktforschung:
heart failure

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 27, 2016