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SODIUM-HF: Study of Dietary Intervention Under 100 MMOL in Heart Failure

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified December 2014 by University of Alberta
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University of Alberta Identifier:
First received: December 10, 2013
Last updated: December 17, 2014
Last verified: December 2014

SODIUM-HF is a multicenter clinical trial in ambulatory patients with chronic HF to evaluate the efficacy of a low sodium containing diet on a composite clinical outcome composed of of all-cause mortality, cardiovascular hospitalizations and cardiovascular emergency department visits.

The hypothesis of this study is that patients following a low-sodium containing diet will have fewer clinical events (fewer hospital readmissions or emergency department visits, longer survival) than those on Usual Care.

Condition Intervention Phase
Heart Failure
Other: Low sodium diet
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Long Term Effects of Dietary Sodium Restriction on Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Heart Failure

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Further study details as provided by University of Alberta:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Composite Clinical Outcomes [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    All-cause mortality, cardiovascular hospitalizations or cardiovascular emergency department visits

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Exercise capacity [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change in exercise capacity as measured by the 6-minute walk test (6MWT)

  • NYHA functional class [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change in NYHA class treated as a categorical variable

  • Quality of life [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change in quality of life assessed by the KCCQ

Estimated Enrollment: 1000
Study Start Date: January 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Low sodium diet
Low sodium diet (65 mmol or 1500 mg/day)
Other: Low sodium diet
Low sodium diet (65 mmol or 1500 mg/day)
No Intervention: Usual Care
General advice to limit dietary sodium as it is provided during routine clinic practice


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients recruited if they are 18+ years or older, with confirmed diagnosis of HF (both reduced and preserved systolic function are eligible), NYHA class II-III, and willing to sign informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

Subjects will be excluded if:

  • Average dietary intake of <1500 mg/ day by a quantitative or semi-quantitative method
  • Serum sodium <130mmol/L
  • Renal failure (glomerular filtration rate <30 mL/min)
  • Hepatic failure
  • Uncontrolled thyroid disorder
  • Cardiac device (ICD or CRT) or revascularization procedure (PCI or CABG) in previous month or planned in next 3 months
  • Hospitalization due to cardiovascular causes in previous 1 month
  • Uncontrolled atrial fibrillation (resting heart rate >90 bpm)
  • Active malignancy
  • Moderate-severe dementia
  • Enrolled in another interventional research study
  • Patients will be excluded, if in the opinion of the investigator, another condition exists that would preclude dietary compliance or compliance with the protocol.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02012179

Contact: Eloisa Colin, PhD
Contact: Justin Ezekowitz, MBBCh

Canada, Alberta
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Sub-Investigator: Mikael Hanninen, MD         
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Contact: Eloisa Colin, PhD   
Principal Investigator: Justin Ezekowitz, MBBCh         
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Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Alberta
Principal Investigator: Justin Ezekowitz, MBBCh University of Alberta
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: University of Alberta Identifier: NCT02012179     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MOP130275
Study First Received: December 10, 2013
Last Updated: December 17, 2014
Health Authority: Canada: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Keywords provided by University of Alberta:
Dietary sodium reduction
Salt restriction

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2015