Catheterization Laboratory Study: Acute Responses in Diastolic Heart Failure

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 20, 2005
Last Update Posted : January 16, 2009
Scios, Inc.
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University of Wisconsin, Madison

September 13, 2005
September 20, 2005
January 16, 2009
February 2005
March 2008   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
arterial tonometry [ Time Frame: following catheterization, then following 10 minutes of nesiritide infusion ]
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Catheterization Laboratory Study: Acute Responses in Diastolic Heart Failure
Acute Responses in Diastolic Heart Failure
  1. Research question: What is the response of the heart's pumping function to changes in heart chamber pressures?
  2. Experimental design: Patients undergoing routine cardiac catheterization will be studied. A thermodilution pulmonary artery catheter will be inserted through a venous sheath and threaded into the pulmonary artery. After several minutes of quiet rest, baseline hemodynamics will be obtained, including a determination of cardiac output using thermodilution techniques and 30 seconds of pressure recordings from the left ventricle and proximal aorta. In addition, a brief echocardiogram will be performed, to determine ejection fraction and indices of diastolic filling. Finally, arterial tonometry will be obtained in quick succession from the brachial, radial, femoral, and carotid arteries. Following the collection of baseline data, a bolus and infusion of nesiritide will be started. After 10 minutes of nesiritide infusion, with the drug still infusing, a full set of invasive hemodynamics will again be obtained, as well as brief echocardiographic and arterial tonometry examinations.
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Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Heart Failure, Congestive
Drug: nesiritide
a bolus, then infusion of nesiritide for 10-15 minutes
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Same as current
March 2008
March 2008   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Cardiac catheterization

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unstable coronary syndrome,
  • Critical coronary stenoses (>90%),
  • Severe peripheral vascular disease,
  • Symptomatic hypotension at completion of routine diagnostic cath,
  • Significant valvular disease, resting heart rate >120 beats/min,
  • Ejection fraction <45%,
  • Presence of contraindications to nesiritide administration,
  • Any evidence of clinical instability.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
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United States
K23 AGO01022
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Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Scios, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Nancy K Sweitzer, MD PhD University of Wisconsin, Madison
University of Wisconsin, Madison
January 2009

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