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Elective Induction vs Spontaneous Labour in Patients With Heart Disease

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01677364
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 3, 2012
Last Update Posted : September 3, 2012
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
Fifty pregnant patients with acquired and congenital heart disease between 38-41 weeks were randomised into elective induction and spontaneous labour groups only after bishop score was equal to or more than 6.It was concluded that induction of labour with oxytocin is a relatively safe procedure in women with low risk heart disease with NYHA class I and II. It resulted in a similar caesarean delivery rate and was not associated with more maternal and neonatal complications.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Heart; Disease,Complicating Pregnancy, Pre-existing Drug: Oxytocin

Detailed Description:

Induction of labour was done with oxytocin. An infusion of 30U oxytocin diluted in 500ml normal saline was prepared and given through infusion pump at initial rate of 3mU/min. Subsequently dose was increased 3mU/min every 45 min till adequate uterine contractions were established.

Epidural analgesia was provided wherever feasible or Injection Morphine 2-5mg was given intravenously for pain relief.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : July 2009
Primary Completion Date : December 2010
Study Completion Date : December 2010

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Heart Diseases
Drug Information available for: Oxytocin
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: induction of labour
drug- infusion of 30U oxytocin diluted in 500ml normal saline given at rate of 3mU/min and subsequently dose increased 3mU/min every 45 min
Drug: Oxytocin
Arm - Induction of labour
No Intervention: Spontaneous Labour
patients were allowed to go into spontaneous labour

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Duration of labour [ Time Frame: at the time of delivery ]
  2. Rate of caesarean section [ Time Frame: at the time of delivery ]
    mode of delivery and rate of caesarean section with indication

  3. Number of patients with delivery during workday hours [ Time Frame: at the time of delivery ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. number of patients with maternal complications [ Time Frame: day 5 ]
    maternal complications include postpartum hemorrhage, infection, cardiac complications and number of maternal deaths

  2. number of patients with adverse neonatal outcome [ Time Frame: day 5 ]
    apgar score number of admissions to neonatal intensive care unit number of neonatal deaths

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years to 37 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • NYHA class I-II
  • cephalic presentation
  • singleton gestation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • previous cesarean section,
  • Primary pulmonary hypertension,
  • Eisenmenger syndrome,
  • Marfan syndrome,
  • Left heart obstruction,
  • Prior cardiac event or arrhythmia,
  • Malformed fetus,
  • Severe anemia (<7g/dl),
  • Intrauterine fetal death,
  • other obstetrical indications for induction of labour
  • patients on anticoagulation.
Contacts and Locations

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Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
Chandigarh, India, 160012
Sponsors and Collaborators
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
More Information

Responsible Party: Dr.Yogita Dogra, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01677364     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 7862/PG/2Trg/08
First Posted: September 3, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 3, 2012
Last Verified: August 2012

Keywords provided by Dr.Yogita Dogra, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research:
induction of labour
heart disease patients

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Diseases
Pregnancy Complications
Cardiovascular Diseases
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs