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Screening for Advanced Heart Failure Treatment (SEE-HF) (SEE-HF)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01626404
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 22, 2012
Last Update Posted : January 30, 2019
Thoratec Europe Ltd
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Abbott Medical Devices

Brief Summary:
Advanced heart failure therapy (heart transplantation or LVAD) is underutilized and patients are underserved. The purpose of this prospective, observational study is to obtain multi-center data on the proportion of patients with CRT and/or ICD who are candidates for advanced heart failure treatment and obtain insights into patient and physician decisions regarding referral for advanced heart failure therapy.

Condition or disease
Advanced Heart Failure CRT and/or ICD

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 99 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Screening for Advanced Heart Failure Treatment (SEE-HF)
Study Start Date : October 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2016

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MedlinePlus related topics: Heart Failure

Patients enrolled
All patients enrolled in the study

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Proportion of patients [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Proportion of heart failure patients followed in outpatient clinic that are NYHA III-IV with LVEF </= 40% and a CRT and/or ICD who have an indication without contraindication for heart transplantationi and/or DT LVAD.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Reasons for non-referral [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Assess physician's reasons for non-referral of patients for LVAD/transplant evaluation.

  2. Patient's reasons [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Assess patients reasons for declining LVAD/transplant as a treatment option.

  3. Actual and predicted 12 month survival [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Assess the actual and predicted 12 month survival (predicted by VO2, the Heart Failure Survival Score (HFSS) and the Seattle Heart Failure Model (SHFM)).

  4. Simple clinical parameters for referral [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Identify simple clinical parameters that can be used by physicians to refer patients for LVAD/transplant evaluation at an optimal time.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Outpatients with CRT and/or ICD, EF </= 40% and in NYHA III-IV

Inclusion Criteria:

  • CRT and or ICD device in place.
  • NYHA class III - IV heart failure
  • EF </= 40%
  • Patient is an out-patient
  • Patient is on optimal medical management as tolerated and as defined by primary care physician.
  • Patient has signed an informed consent for data collection.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age <18 years or >80 years
  • CRT device that has been implanted < 3 months prior to enrollment
  • Coronary revascularization within 3 months prior to enrollment
  • Patient only has ICD but has CRT planned
  • Non-cardiac disease resulting in life expectancy < 2 yrs
  • Patient is hospitalized or will be hospitalized at this time
  • Known diagnosis of dementia
  • Patient is currently on dialysis
  • Oxygen dependent lung disease
  • Previously or currently treated with LVAD or heart transplantation

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01626404

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Copenhagen, Denmark
CHU of Nantes
Nantes, France
Hannover Medical Center
Hannover, Germany
University Clinical Center Tuebingen
Tuebingen, Germany
Erasmus Medical Center
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Karolinska University Hospital
Stockholm, Sweden
United Kingdom
University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Trust
Manchester, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
Abbott Medical Devices
Thoratec Europe Ltd
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Study Director: Laura Damme, BSN, MPH Thoratec Europe Limited
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Responsible Party: Abbott Medical Devices Identifier: NCT01626404    
Other Study ID Numbers: TC-060112
First Posted: June 22, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 30, 2019
Last Verified: January 2019
Keywords provided by Abbott Medical Devices:
Thoratec Corporation
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases