Evaluate Heart Failure Patients With Specially Designed Patient Adherence and Monitoring Software on Standard Mobile Devices (REMOTE-HF-1)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 9, 2011
Last Update Posted : July 10, 2012
BMS Hospital Trust
University of California
Zephyr Technology
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Aventyn, Inc.

August 12, 2011
September 9, 2011
July 10, 2012
January 2011
April 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Measuring resiliency and reliability of mobile technology for transmitting and retrieval of daily patient vital signs and symptoms as per discharge guideline [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
Investigators instruct patients to send the clinical data (all measured parameters plus symptoms experienced over the previous 24 hours) via the mobile device every day to the local investigator. The monitoring site maintains a log of all data transmitted and received from the patient and to the patient and, any device malfunction/technical problems, unscheduled SMS/Text messages from patient and to the patient is also to be documented in the case report form for the entire duration of study.
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Measuring quality of life score of heart failure patients on a qualitative scale [ Time Frame: 3 Months ]
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Evaluate Heart Failure Patients With Specially Designed Patient Adherence and Monitoring Software on Standard Mobile Devices
Remote Monitoring of Heart Failure Patients (REMOTE-HF-1) Study - to Assess Utility of a Mobile Device for Improved Management of At-risk Patients
This is planned as a feasibility study. The objective is to evaluate a specially designed patient adherence and monitoring software on standard mobile devices in remote monitoring of heart failure patients.

Heart failure is a common cardiovascular problem which is increasing in both prevalence and incidence and associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. The management of heart failure patients is complex and has become a priority world over. Effective methods to keep heart failure patients out of the hospital are essential, both in the interests of the patient's health, as well as to reduce the burden on the health care system.

Heart failure patients should be in a position to provide readings of their weight, blood pressure, fluid intake, medications and other important parameters and communicate this data to care providers using wireless technology. This data should be made available to medical personnel regularly and on a periodic basis. In this manner the health care providers can detect and respond to warning signs or alerts before the patient's condition worsens to warrant a visit to the doctor or a hospital admission with features of heart failure decompensation.

Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample
Tertiary care population
Cardiac Decompensation
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Hunt SA, Abraham WT, Chin MH, Feldman AM, Francis GS, Ganiats TG, Jessup M, Konstam MA, Mancini DM, Michl K, Oates JA, Rahko PS, Silver MA, Stevenson LW, Yancy CW, Antman EM, Smith SC Jr, Adams CD, Anderson JL, Faxon DP, Fuster V, Halperin JL, Hiratzka LF, Jacobs AK, Nishimura R, Ornato JP, Page RL, Riegel B; American College of Cardiology; American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines; American College of Chest Physicians; International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation; Heart Rhythm Society. ACC/AHA 2005 Guideline Update for the Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Heart Failure in the Adult: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Writing Committee to Update the 2001 Guidelines for the Evaluation and Management of Heart Failure): developed in collaboration with the American College of Chest Physicians and the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation: endorsed by the Heart Rhythm Society. Circulation. 2005 Sep 20;112(12):e154-235. Epub 2005 Sep 13.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
April 2012
April 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects of either gender above the age of 18 years
  • The subject is able and willing to provide written informed consent prior to enrollment in the study
  • New York Heart Association (NYHA) classification class of II-IV
  • Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) less than 40%
  • One or more prior hospitalization within the last six months for symptoms, management of heart failure.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Disability of fingers or upper limbs (unable to use devices)
  • Visually impaired
  • Those unable to read and write
  • Hearing dysfunction
  • Significant cognitive disabilities, mental illness
  • Those who are unable to handle electronic devices
  • Those residing in places outside the local mobile phone coverage
  • Chronic renal failure on renal replacement therapy
  • Patients who may not come for follow up or likely to drop out of the study
  • Those awaiting cardiac transplantation
  • Any illness which may preclude regular follow up
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
India,   Sweden,   United States
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Aventyn, Inc.
Aventyn, Inc.
  • AT&T
  • BMS Hospital Trust
  • University of California
  • Zephyr Technology
Principal Investigator: Satish C Govind, MD, PhD Vivus-BMJ Heart Centre
Principal Investigator: Marcus Stahlberg, MD, PhD Karolinska University Hospital
Study Director: Bagirath K, MD Narayana Hruduyalaya Hospital
Study Director: Justine S Lachmann, MD Winthrop University Hospital
Study Director: Nicole Orr, MD Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
Aventyn, Inc.
July 2012