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Clinical Investigation on Differences in the Magnitude of CRT Response in WOmen Versus MEN (BIOWOMEN)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02344420
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : January 26, 2015
Last Update Posted : July 28, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Biotronik SE & Co. KG

Brief Summary:
BIOWOMEN is a study designed to compare the Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) response rate in a Heart Failure (HF) population with an equal distribution of men and women. Different clinical variables will be collected (QRSd, Left Bundle Brunch Block (LBBB), HF etiology…) and compared in order to demonstrate that women may respond even better than men.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Heart Failure Procedure: Echocardiography Behavioral: Minnesota Living Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHF) Procedure: Six minute walk test Behavioral: Self assessment score Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Prospective, non-randomized, international, open, multicenter study. Patients that comply with the inclusion and exclusion criteria will be implanted with a BIOTRONIK CRT system.

The primary objective is to study the magnitude of CRT response measured as function of increase in Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (LVEF) in order to demonstrate a superior CRT response in women.

The Secondary main objectives are:

  • To study changes in major clinical variables during a 12M FU period in men and women
  • To study how Left Ventricular End Diastolic Volume (LVEDV) and Left Ventricular End Systolic Volume (LVESV) change in men and women with CRT response
  • To study CRT responders and value if there are significant gender differences at baseline with regards of presence of inter/intra ventricular dyssynchrony, HF etiology (ischemic versus non-ischemic cardiomyopathy), QRS morphology (LBBB vs. RBBB) and QRSd
  • Observational assessment of how key baseline clinical variables are related to the patient's CRT response, to create a possible "gender specific" response model.
  • Study the relationship between QRSd (amount of dyssynchrony) and CRT response in men and women

There are no study specific requirements for the implantation procedure of the CRT device; implantation will be performed according to the routine hospital's practice.

In order to obtain an equal distribution of males and females in the study population enrolled by the site, all the inclusions should be performed consecutively (based on the normal hospital flow of CRT candidates), but the difference in the enrolment rate by gender should not exceed > 2 by site at any time during the enrolment phase.

The study flowchart consists of a baseline assessment, implantation/pre-hospital discharge, 2 month Follow Up (FU), 6 month FU, 12 month FU, and final study.

Special assessments as echocardiography (echo), 6 minute walk test and Quality of Life test (QOL) will be performed at baseline, after 6 months and at one year follow-up.

12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) will only be performed at baseline. Device testing, (Serious) Adverse (Device) Events ((S)A(D)E), and changes in medication will be collected during all planned study FUs throughout the duration of the study. A device interrogation outside the scheduled study FU window needs to be reported as unscheduled FU.

The timing for scheduled FUs is at 2 month, 6 month and 12 month after implantation (and pre-hospital discharge) with a time window of ± 1 month.

All the echo images and ECGs will be saved and sent to the respective Core Labs.

The estimated sample size is 494 patients: 247 men and 247 women.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 494 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Study to Compare the Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) Response Rate in a Heart Failure (HF) Population With an Equal Distribution of Men and Women
Actual Study Start Date : June 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 2021

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MedlinePlus related topics: Heart Failure

Arm Intervention/treatment
Single Arm
As it is not a randomize trial there is only one study arm. Described interventions as echocariography, six minute walk test, Quality of Life test or self assessment score should be done in all patients.
Procedure: Echocardiography

The devices used within the study are the legally marked CRT devices from BIOTRONIK. CRT-P and CRT-D. As this is a post market study, all devices have a CE label and are used within their intended use. There are no study specific limitations nor mandatory device settings for the study.

Subjects will undergo a standard echo assessment at baseline, 6 and 12 month follow up visit in order to assess the baseline characteristics and the changes as response to resynchronization.


Behavioral: Minnesota Living Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHF)
MLHF will be obtained at baseline, 6 and 12 month FU. The goal of this questionnaire is to measure the subjects perception of how their heart failure and treatment affect their life. Questions are focused on physical, socio-economic, and psychological impairments that persons with congestive heart failure frequently attribute to their condition.

Procedure: Six minute walk test
The test will be performed at baseline, 6 and 12 month FU. The purpose of the test is to determine how far a patient can walk in six minute and relate it with the heart failure.

Behavioral: Self assessment score
patient will complete a self assessment questionnaire at 2, 6 and 12 month FU for the calculation of the Packer Score at 12 month.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (LVEF) changes at 12 month Follow Up (FU) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 and 12 month ]
    To study the magnitude of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) response in women measured as a function of improvement in LVEF at 12moth FU in order to demonstrate that CRT response in women is better than men.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Left Ventricular End Diastolic Volume (LVEDV) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 and 12 month ]
    Reverse left ventricular remodelling is a promising surrogate measure of outcome after CRT. Left ventricular diastolic volumes will be compared between men and women to see if there are differences.

  2. Left Ventricular End Systolic Volume (LVESV) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 and 12 month ]
    Reverse left ventricular remodelling is a promising surrogate measure of outcome after CRT. Left ventricular systolic volumes will be compared between men and women to see if there are differences.

  3. NYHA class [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 and 12 month Follow Up ]
    Clinical variable collect to evaluate patients heart failure

  4. Quality Of Life test (QOL score) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 and 12 month Follow Up ]
    Test perform by the patient to measure the perception of how is the heart failure and it´s treatment affected in their daily routine.

  5. Patient's global self-assessment score [ Time Frame: 2, 6 and 12 month Follow Up ]
    Questionnaire perform by the patient to evaluate how is the heart failure.

  6. 6 minute walk test [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 and 12 month Follow Up ]
    Test perform by the patient to evaluate how is the heart failure.

  7. 12 lead electrocardiogram (ECG) [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    A standard 12-lead ECG at 25 mm speed obtained. QRS with will be measured to relate with CRT response.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Indication for a "De Novo" implantation of a CRT device according to ESC Guidelines
  • Understand the nature of the procedure
  • Give written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • CRT Device replacements
  • CRT upgrades
  • Permanent / Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
  • Age< 18 years
  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women
  • Subjects with irreversible brain damage from pre existing cerebral disease
  • Subjects with acutely de compensated heart failure
  • NYHA Class IV Heart Failure
  • Heart transplantation six months prior to the enrolment or expected within next 3 months.
  • Cardiac surgery 3 months prior to the enrolment or planned within next 3 months.
  • Have a life expectancy of less than 12 months

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02344420


Locations
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Spain
Hospital Clínico Universitario La Fe
Valencia, Spain, 46026
Sponsors and Collaborators
Biotronik SE & Co. KG
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Maria Jose MS Sancho-Tello, Physician Hospital Universitario La Fe de Valencia
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Responsible Party: Biotronik SE & Co. KG
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02344420    
Other Study ID Numbers: BIOTRONIK-CR017
First Posted: January 26, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 28, 2020
Last Verified: July 2020
Keywords provided by Biotronik SE & Co. KG:
Heart Failure
CRT
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases