Eisenmenger Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (ES-QuERI)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified April 2015 by Actelion
Canadian Heart Research Centre
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First received: May 9, 2012
Last updated: April 20, 2015
Last verified: April 2015
Eisenmenger Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QuERI) is a multi-center, observational, US-based longitudinal program, with enrollment of consecutive Eisenmenger patients who meet enrollment. Patient data will be collected prospectively for three years. Individual physician feedback will be provided on data collected with the purpose of improving the management of patients - quality enhancement research initiative (QuERI) process.

Condition Intervention
Other: subjects with diagnosis of Eisenmenger Syndrome

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Eisenmenger Quality Enhancement Research Initiative

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Further study details as provided by Actelion:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Characterization of the clinical course of patients with Eisenmenger Syndrome [ Time Frame: up to 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The management of Eisenmenger Syndrome patients over the three year registry period will be compared with established national guidelines. In addition, The Minnesota Living with Heart Failure questionnaire (MLHFQ) will be collected.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Characterization of the demographics of patients with Eisenmenger Syndrome [ Time Frame: baseline (visit 1) thru end of study (3 years) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Identification of clinical predictors of short-term and long-term outcomes of patients with Eisenmenger Syndrome. [ Time Frame: baseline (visit 1) thru end of study (3 years) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Characterization of patients treated with PAH-specific medications to patients untreated with PAH-specific medications. [ Time Frame: baseline (visit 1) thru end of study (3 years) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Blood samples will be collected at Baseline and at each of the annual visits. In addition, urine sampling will be performed at Baseline. An analysis of biomarkers will be performed at a hospital core laboratory.

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: July 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
diagnosis of Eisenmenger Syndrome
subjects with diagnosis of Eisenmenger Syndrome
Other: subjects with diagnosis of Eisenmenger Syndrome
  1. Antibiotic recommendation for SBE prophylaxis and influenza vaccine
  2. Contraception counseling, and recommendations regarding avoidance of pregnancy
  3. Documentation and prescription of the specific medications

    1. Oxygen
    2. Diuretic
    3. ASA, Anticoagulant
    4. CCB, BB, ACEI, ARB
    5. Iron Supplementation
    6. Allopurinol
    7. PAH specific therapy
Other Name: management of Eisenmenger Syndrome

Detailed Description:
Approximately 200 male and female adult patients with a history of Eisenmenger will be recruited from approximately 50 cardiology practices over a period of 18 months and will be followed up every six months for the period of three years. Consecutive patients in each practice meeting inclusion and exclusion criteria should be considered for the study. Participating sites will be asked to maintain a screening log to identify which inclusion or exclusion criteria was not met thus excluding them from the study.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
200 adult patients with Eisenmenger Syndrome recruited from approximately 50 US cardiology practices.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male and female patients
  • Diagnosis of Eisenmenger syndrome based on right heart catheterization data.

    • Right to Left intra-cardiac shunting
    • PAH
  • Need for comprehensive management according to guidelines and peer-reviewed evidence.
  • Ability and desire to execute the consent for follow up.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Poor mental function, drug, or substance (e.g.,alcohol) abuse, or unstable psychiatric illness, which, in the opinion of the investigator, may interfere with optimal participation in the study.
  • Prior inclusion in this program.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01623492

Contact: Anatoly Langer, MD 416-999-6264 langera@chrc.net

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United States, Arkansas
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Recruiting
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, 72202
Contact: R. Thomas Collins    501-364-1479    rtcollins@uams.edu   
Principal Investigator: R. Thomas Collins, MD         
United States, California
University of Southern California Adult Congenital Heart Disease Care Program Recruiting
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90033
Contact: Philip Chang    323-442-6130    philip.chang@med.usc.edu   
Principal Investigator: Philip Chang, MD         
Ahmanson / UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center Recruiting
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095
Contact: Jamil Aboulhosn    310-825-5950    JAboulhosn@mednet.ucla.edu   
Principal Investigator: Jamil Aboulhosn, MD         
Berkeley Cardiovascular Medical Group Recruiting
Oakland, California, United States, 94609
Contact: Luisa Munoz    510-549-4220    munozl@bcvmg.com   
Principal Investigator: Luisa Munoz, MD         
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Recruiting
Palo Alto, California, United States, 94303
Contact: Anitra Romfh, MD    650-723-7913    aromfh@stanford.edu   
Principal Investigator: Anitra Romfh, MD         
Centre for Adult Congenital Heart Disease at California Pacific Recruiting
San Francisco, California, United States, 94115
Contact: Robert Popper    415-923-3002    popperr@sutterhealth.org   
Principal Investigator: Robert Popper, MD         
University of California, San Francisco Recruiting
San Francisco, California, United States, 94143-0214
Contact: Ian Harris    415-353-9156    harrisi@medicine.ucsf.edu   
Principal Investigator: Ian Harris, MD         
Harbor - UCLA Medical Center - Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program - Division of Cardiology Recruiting
Torrance, California, United States, 90502
Contact: Priya Pillutla, MD    310-222-2515    priya.pillutla@gmail.com   
Principal Investigator: Priya Pillutla, MD         
United States, Colorado
University of Colorado Hospital Recruiting
Aurora, Colorado, United States, 80045
Contact: Joseph Kay    720-848-6585    joseph.kay@ucdenver.edu   
Principal Investigator: Joseph Kay, MD         
United States, Connecticut
Yale School of Medicine - Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program Recruiting
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06510
Contact: Constance Weismann    203-785-2022    constance.weismann@yale.edu   
Principal Investigator: Constance Weismann, MD         
United States, District of Columbia
Children's National Medical Center and Washington Hospital Center Recruiting
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20010
Contact: Anitha John    202-476-3543    anjohn@childrensnational.org   
Principal Investigator: Anitha John, MD         
United States, Illinois
Rush University Medical Center Recruiting
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612
Contact: Damien Kenny    312-942-6800    Damien_Kenny@rush.edu   
Principal Investigator: Damien Kenny, MD         
University of Chicago Recruiting
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
Contact: Amit Patel    773-702-1843    jackie.smith@uchospitals.edu   
Principal Investigator: Amit Patel, MD         
United States, Kansas
The University of Kansas Hospital Recruiting
Kansas City, Kansas, United States, 66160
Contact: Kevin Mulhern    913-588-9600    kmulhern@kumc.edu   
Principal Investigator: Kevin Mulhern, MD         
United States, Kentucky
University of Louisville, Pediatric Cardiology Recruiting
Louisville, Kentucky, United States, 40202
Contact: Walter Sobczyk    502-852-3876    Walt.Sobczyk@louisville.edu   
Principal Investigator: Walter Sobczyk, MD         
United States, Maine
Pediatric Cardiology Associates Recruiting
Portland, Maine, United States, 04102
Contact: Adrian Moran    207-773-2723    morana1@mmc.org   
Principal Investigator: Adrian Moran, MD         
United States, Maryland
University of Maryland School of Medicine Recruiting
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201
Contact: Stacy Fisher    410-328-8788    sfisher@medicine.umaryland.edu   
Principal Investigator: Stacy Fisher, MD         
United States, Massachusetts
Children's Hospital Boston and Brigham and Women's Hospital Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Contact: Alexander Opotowsky    617-355-6508    alexander.opotowsky@chboston.org   
Principal Investigator: Alexander Opotowsky, MD         
United States, Michigan
University of Michigan Recruiting
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109
Contact: Vallerie McLaughlin    734-936-5383    vmclaugh@med.umich.edu   
Principal Investigator: Vallerie McLaughlin, MD         
United States, Minnesota
University of Minnesota Physicians Heart Fairview Recruiting
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55455
Contact: Cindy M Martin    612-625-6173    cmmartin@umn.edu   
Principal Investigator: Cindy M Martin, MD         
United States, Missouri
Mid-America Heart Institute / Saint Luke's Hospital / Saint Luke's Cardiovascular Consultants Recruiting
Kansas City, Missouri, United States, 64111
Contact: Anthony Magalski    816-931-1883    amagalski@saint-lukes.org   
Principal Investigator: Anthony Magalski, MD         
Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital / Washington University School of Medicine Recruiting
St. Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
Contact: Ari Cedars    314-362-1291    acedars@dom.wustl.edu   
Principal Investigator: Ari Cedars, MD         
United States, Nevada
Children's Heart Center Nevada Recruiting
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 89109
Contact: Abraham Rothman    702-732-1290    arothman@childrensheartcenter.com   
Principal Investigator: Abraham Rothman, MD         
United States, New York
Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division;The University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine Recruiting
Bronx, New York, United States, 10467
Contact: Ali Zaidi, MD    718-904-3293    azaidi@montefiore.org   
Principal Investigator: Ali Zaidi, MD         
Bassett Healthcare Network - Bassett Medical Center Recruiting
Cooperstown, New York, United States, 13326
Contact: Dhananjai Menzies    607-547-6965    Dhananjai.menzies@bassett.org   
Principal Investigator: Dhananjai Menzies, MD         
Cohen's Children's Medical Center of New York - Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program Recruiting
New Hyde Park, New York, United States, 11040
Contact: Richard Friedman, MD    718-470-8358    RFriedman4@nshs.edu   
Principal Investigator: Richard Friedman, MD         
Mount Sinai Medical Center Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10029
Contact: Ajith Nair    212-241-7300    ajith.nair@mssm.edu   
Principal Investigator: Ajith Nair, MD         
Columbia University Pulmonary Hypertension Center Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10032
Contact: Erika Berman-Rosenzweig    212-305-4436    esb14@columbia.edu   
Principal Investigator: Erika Berman-Rosenzweig, MD         
Lenox Hill Hospital Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10075
Contact: Carlos Ruiz    212-434-6839    CRuiz@NSHS.edu   
Principal Investigator: Carlos Ruiz, MD         
United States, North Carolina
Asheville Cardiology Associates Recruiting
Asheville, North Carolina, United States, 28803
Contact: Benjamin Trichon    828-274-6000    bht@avlcard.com   
Principal Investigator: Benjamin Trichon, MD         
Medical University of South Carolina Recruiting
Charleston, North Carolina, United States, 29425
Contact: Andrew Savage    843-792-2300    savageaj@musc.edu   
Principal Investigator: Andrew Savage, MD         
Duke University Medical Center Recruiting
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710
Contact: Michael Camitta, MD    919-684-3574    michael.camitta@duke.edu   
Principal Investigator: Michael Camitta, MD         
East Carolina University Recruiting
Greenville, North Carolina, United States, 27834
Contact: Charlie J. Sang    252-744-5601    sangc@ecu.edu   
Principal Investigator: Charlie J Sang, MD         
United States, Ohio
UC Health/University of Cincinnati Recruiting
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45219
Contact: Jean Elwing    513-558-4831    jean.elwing@uc.edu   
Principal Investigator: Jean Elwing, MD         
CINCINNATI Children's Hospital Medical Center Recruiting
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45229
Contact: Gary Webb    513-636-4432    gary.webb@cchmc.org   
Principal Investigator: Gary Webb, MD         
The Cleveland Clinic Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center Recruiting
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
Contact: Richard Krasuski    216-445-7430    krasusr@ccf.org   
Principal Investigator: Richard Krasuski, MD         
Ohio State University Medical Center Recruiting
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43210
Contact: Curt Daniels    614-293-4727    Curt.daniels@osumc.edu   
Principal Investigator: Curt Daniels, MD         
The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital Recruiting
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43215
Contact: Curt Daniels    614-722-5622    curt.daniels@nationwidechildrens.org   
Principal Investigator: Curt Daniels, MD         
United States, Oregon
Oregon Health and Sciences University Recruiting
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97239
Contact: Elizabeth Cannard    503-494-5893    cannarde@ohsu.edu   
Principal Investigator: Craig Broberg, MD         
United States, Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and The Pennsylvania State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Recruiting
Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States, 17033
Contact: William Davidson    717-531-5888    wdavidson@hmc.psu.edu   
Principal Investigator: William Davidson, MD         
Temple University Hospital Recruiting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19140
Contact: Rene Alvarez    215-707-2006    Rene.Alvarez@tuhs.temple.edu   
Principal Investigator: Rene Alvarez, MD         
United States, Tennessee
Methodist Lebonheur Healthcare, UT Lebonheur Pediatric Specialists Recruiting
Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 38103
Contact: Benjamin R Waller    901-287-5958    Benjamin.Waller@mlh.org   
Principal Investigator: Benjamin R Waller, MD         
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Recruiting
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232
Contact: Larry W Markham    615-344-3456    Larry.Markham@Vanderbilt.edu   
Principal Investigator: Larry W Markham, MD         
United States, Texas
Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine Recruiting
Houston, Texas, United States, 77005
Contact: Wayne Franklin    832-826-1949    wjf@bcm.edu   
Principal Investigator: Wayne Franklin, MD         
United States, Vermont
Fletcher Allen Health Care Recruiting
Burlington, Vermont, United States, 05401
Contact: William Hopkins    802-847-3655    william.hopkins@vtmednet.org   
Principal Investigator: William Hopkins, MD         
United States, Virginia
University of Virginia Health Systems Recruiting
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, 22908
Contact: Robert W Battle    434-760-0538    battle@virginia.edu   
Principal Investigator: Robert W Battle, MD         
The Cardiovascular Group Centra Recruiting
Lynchburg, Virginia, United States, 24501
Contact: Mark Townsend    434-200-5252    Mark.Townsend@CentraHealth.com   
Principal Investigator: Mark Townsend, MD         
Children's Specialty Group PLLC, Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters Recruiting
Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 23507
Contact: Alexander R Ellis    757-668-7213    ellisar@evms.edu   
Principal Investigator: Alexander R Ellis, MD         
United States, Washington
University of Washington Recruiting
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98105
Contact: Eric Krieger    917-660-1422    ekrieger@u.washington.edu   
Principal Investigator: Eric Krieger, MD         
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital Recruiting
Spokane, Washington, United States, 99204
Contact: Carlos Garabedian    509-474-6707    carl.garabedian@providence.org;   
Principal Investigator: Carols Garabedian, MD         
United States, Wisconsin
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program Recruiting
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53226
Contact: Michael Earing, MD    414-266-1608    mearing@chw.org   
Principal Investigator: Michael Earing, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Canadian Heart Research Centre
Study Director: Alain Romero, PharmD Actelion Pharmaceuticals U.S., Inc.
Study Chair: Michael Landzberg, MD Harvard Medical School / Boston Adult Congenital Heart
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Actelion
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01623492     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AC-052-435 
Study First Received: May 9, 2012
Last Updated: April 20, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Actelion:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Eisenmenger Complex
Cardiovascular Abnormalities
Cardiovascular Diseases
Congenital Abnormalities
Heart Defects, Congenital
Heart Diseases

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