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Validation of Electrical Cardiometry Versus Fick Method in Cardiac Output Measurement

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Yandong Jiang, Massachusetts General Hospital Identifier:
First received: March 29, 2012
Last updated: January 15, 2017
Last verified: January 2017
The investigators would like to find out if AESCULON®, a new device that non-invasively and continuously measures cardiac output using electrical cardiometry, works as well as one existing method--Fick method in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary exercise testing.

Heart Failure

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Validation of Electrical Cardiometry Versus Fick Method to Measure Stroke Volume and Cardiac Output in Patients With or Suspected of Having Heart Failure

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Further study details as provided by Massachusetts General Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • difference in CO measurements with two methods [ Time Frame: two weeks after finishing the exercise test ]
    the true difference between the two CO measurements is 10% of the mean CO

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: March 2012
Study Completion Date: October 2015
Primary Completion Date: October 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Adult patients of 18 years or older who undergo cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) with invasive hemodynamic monitoring for their routine care.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age >= 18 yd;
  • Level 3 cardiopulmonary exercise testing.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Proven or suspected disease involving severe aortic regurgitation;
  • Implanted with a rate-responsive cardiac pacemaker;
  • Pneumothorax or pleural effusion;
  • Skin lesion(s) at the place where the electrode is supposed to be applied;
  • Allergic to adhesive of ECG electrodes.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01568619

United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts General Hospital
Principal Investigator: Yandong Jiang, MD, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Yandong Jiang, Assistant Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital Identifier: NCT01568619     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AESCULON
Study First Received: March 29, 2012
Last Updated: January 15, 2017

Keywords provided by Massachusetts General Hospital:
cardiopulmonary exercise test
cardiac output

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on May 23, 2017