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An Assessment of Pulse Pressure Variation to Guide Fluid Therapy in Cardiac Surgery Patients

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rinaldo Bellomo, Austin Health Identifier:
First received: September 6, 2012
Last updated: July 9, 2013
Last verified: July 2013
We aim to test the hypothesis that fluid therapy based on pulse pressure variation (PPV) in patients after cardiac surgery who are mechanically ventilated leads to a significant decrease in the amount of fluid given to such patients in the first 24 hours after surgery

Condition Intervention Phase
Cardiac Surgery
Other: IV fluid according to PPV
Other: fluids according to standard care
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Before-and-after Assessment of Pulse Pressure Variation Guided Fluid Therapy in Cardiac Surgery Patients Receiving Mandatory Mechanical Ventilation

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Further study details as provided by Austin Health:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean amount of fluid given in the first 24 hours after surgery [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
    all intravenous fluid administered

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Physiological outcome [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
    Blood lactate

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Physiological outcome [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
    cardiac index

Enrollment: 104
Study Start Date: January 2012
Study Completion Date: April 2013
Primary Completion Date: April 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: PPV
use PPV to guide fluid therapy
Other: IV fluid according to PPV
intravenous fluids
Placebo Comparator: standard care
fluids according to standard care
Other: fluids according to standard care

Detailed Description:
  1. The investigators will study patients after cardiac surgery
  2. The investigators will collect data on standard care in pre-intervention population
  3. The investigators will collect demographic and clinical data
  4. The investigators will collect biochemical data in the first 24 hours after surgery
  5. The investigators will collect biochemical, physiological and clinical outcome data
  6. The investigators will compare the standard care and intervention period data

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. immediately after ICU admission after cardiac surgery
  2. mandatory mechanical ventilation -

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Pressure support ventilation
  2. ECMO
  3. Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01681758

Australia, Victoria
Austin Hospital
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3079
Sponsors and Collaborators
Austin Health
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Rinaldo Bellomo, Director of ICU Research, Austin Health Identifier: NCT01681758     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AICU2012-007
Study First Received: September 6, 2012
Last Updated: July 9, 2013

Keywords provided by Austin Health:
cardiac surgery
Pulse pressure variation
intravenous fluids processed this record on May 25, 2017