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Assessment of Biomarkers and Cardiorenal Syndrome in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure With Vasodilator Therapy (ABC-HFT)

This study has been completed.
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First Posted: February 12, 2009
Last Update Posted: August 30, 2013
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American College of Clinical Pharmacy
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sheryl Chow, Western University of Health Sciences
February 10, 2009
February 12, 2009
February 3, 2012
August 30, 2013
August 30, 2013
July 2006
July 2008   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Renal Function by Serum Creatinine [ Time Frame: Baseline, 24 hours, 48 hours ]
Serum creatinine values and changes in serum creatinine
  • To determine the relationship between the infusion duration of nesiritide and nitroglycerin to nephrotoxicity [ Time Frame: Renal function markers will be evaluated at baseline, 24 hours, 48 hours, and at discharge. ]
  • Evaluate the effect of vasodilator therapy on neurohormonal and inflammatory biomarkers. [ Time Frame: The neurohormonal and inflammatory markers will be assessed at baseline, 24 hours and 48 hours from the start of infusion, and prior to discharge. ]
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Death or rehospitalization at 30 days and 6 months, median length of stay, total diuretic use while receiving infusion, need for dialysis, and symptomatic hypotension. [ Time Frame: Death or readmission will be evaluated at 30 days and at 6 months. ]
  • Inflammatory Markers [ Time Frame: 48 hours ]
  • Serum Levels of Cystatin-C [ Time Frame: Baseline, 24 hours, 48 hours ]
    Cystatin-C is a protease inhibitor and a sensitive endogenous marker of renal function.
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Assessment of Biomarkers and Cardiorenal Syndrome in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure With Vasodilator Therapy
A Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate Renal Function, Inflammatory Mediators, and Neurohormonal Markers in Acutely Decompensated Heart Failure Patients Receiving Nesiritide Compared to Nitroglycerin.
The purpose of this study is to determine whether Nesiritide is more effective than nitroglycerin in modifying inflammatory and neurohormonal biomarkers without renal toxicity when proper infusion duration is administered.
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Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
  • Drug: Nesiritide
    Bolus 2 mcg/kg followed by 0.01 mcg/kg/min
  • Drug: Nitroglycerin
    5-10 mcg/min titrating per protocol based on blood pressure
  • Experimental: Nesiritide Infusion
    Nesiritide: 2 mcg/kg bolus (optional) followed by 0.01 mcg/kg/min infusion for 48 hours.
    Intervention: Drug: Nesiritide
  • Active Comparator: Nitroglycerin Infusion
    Nitroglycerin was initiated at 10 mcg/min initial starting dose titrated every 5-10 minutes until symptom relief, SBP<or= 90 mm Hg, or up to a maximum rate of 200 mcg/min plus standard treatment.
    Intervention: Drug: Nitroglycerin

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February 2009
July 2008   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Subject must be able to understand the potential risks and benefits associated with the study.
  • Baseline systolic blood pressure ≥ 90 mm Hg at the time of enrollment.
  • Clinical symptoms of dyspnea and laboratory admission BNP levels > 500 pg/mL.
  • Neither pregnant or breastfeeding at the time of enrollment.
  • Authorization of patient's enrollment by patient's medical provider.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • <18 years of age
  • Denies written informed consent
  • Pregnant or lactating.
  • Baseline systolic BP < 90 mmHg or cardiogenic shock
  • No symptoms of congestion or admission BNP < 500 pg/mL
  • Known allergy to E.coli-derived products, or any history of anaphylactic reactions to nesiritide.
  • Receiving dialysis at the time of enrollment.
  • Serum creatinine > 2.5 mg/dL at the time of enrollment.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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United States
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Sheryl Chow, Western University of Health Sciences
Western University of Health Sciences
American College of Clinical Pharmacy
Principal Investigator: Sheryl L. Chow, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS Western University of Heatlh Sciences
Western University of Health Sciences
August 2013

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