Telemedical Interventional Management in Heart Failure II (TIM-HF II)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 17, 2013
Last Update Posted : May 25, 2018
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
University of Leipzig
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Friedrich Koehler, Charite University, Berlin, Germany

Brief Summary:

Superiority of additional Remote Patient Management (RPM) in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) in comparison to usual care in terms of, e.g.:

  • days lost due to unplanned cardiovascular hospitalization or death
  • all-cause mortality
  • cardiovascular mortality
  • quality of life

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Heart Failure Device: Remote Patient Management Other: Usual Care Phase 3

Detailed Description:
The clinical trial assesses 1,500 patients over a period of 12 months each (2013 until 2015). All participants will continue to receive usual care from their general practitioner and specialist. All patients will be examined at the beginning of the study and will undergo a check-up every 3 months. 750 of the patients will be randomly allocated to receive devices for Remote Patient Management (RPM) which will measure various parameters on a daily basis (e.g. weight, blood pressure, heart rate). The devices are mobile and can be used at home or elsewhere.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 1571 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Remote patient management with telemedical devices (ECG, scale, blood-pressure device)
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Telemedical Interventional Management in Heart Failure II
Study Start Date : August 8, 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 12, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : May 17, 2018

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MedlinePlus related topics: Heart Failure
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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Remote Patient Management
intervention group
Device: Remote Patient Management

Guideline-based care in heart failure including at least 5 scheduled doctor's visits within 12 months (GP and specialist) plus devices for Remote Patient Management at patient site for daily monitoring of ECG, weight, blood pressure, self-report of health status:

  • weighing scale (Seca 861 with bluetooth, seca gmbh & co. kg.)
  • blood pressure device (UA767PBT with bluetooth, A&D Ltd.)
  • ECG-eventrecorder (PhysioMem® PM 1000, getemed Medizin- und Informationstechnik AG)
  • patient-communication platform (Physio-Gate® PG 1000, getemed Medizin- und Informationstechnik AG)
  • help call device (DORO Easy 510/ Doro HandlePlus 334gsm, doro AB)

at center site:

- electronic patient record (eHealth connect 2.0, T-Systems International)

Other Name: R&D project "Fontane"
Active Comparator: Usual Care
control group
Other: Usual Care
Guideline-based care in heart failure including at least 5 scheduled doctor's visits within 12 months (GP and specialist)

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Days lost due to unplanned cardiovascular hospitalization or death. [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. all-cause mortality (time-to-event) [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  2. cardiovascular mortality (time-to-event) [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  3. days lost regarding 12month follow-up due to unplanned cardiovascular hospitalizations [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  4. days lost regarding 12month follow-up due to HF-hospitalization; number of unplanned cardiovascular hospitalizations (adjusted to death) [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  5. number of unplanned HF-hospitalizations (adjusted to death) [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  6. number of unplanned cardiovascular re-admissions within 30 days after discharge from unplanned cardiovascular hospitalization [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  7. quality of life, depression and self-care behaviour [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Quality of life measured by Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire; EQ-5D-3L, depression by PHQ-9 and self-care behaviour by EHFScBS-9

  8. cost-utility analysis (QALY-analysis) [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • chronic heart failure New York Heart Association (NYHA) class II or III
  • echocardiographically determined left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤45% or >45% + minimum 1 diuretic in permanent medicinal therapy
  • hospitalization due to decompensated HF within the last 12months before randomization
  • informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • hospitalization within the last 7 days before randomization
  • implanted cardiac assist system
  • acute coronary syndrome within the last 7 days before randomization
  • high urgent listed for heart transplantation (HTx)
  • planned revascularization, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), MitraClip and/or Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT)-implantation within the last 3 months before randomization
  • revascularization and/or CRT-implantation within 28 days before randomization
  • known alcohol or drug abuse
  • terminal renal insufficiency with hemodialysis
  • impairment or unwillingness to use the telemonitoring equipment (e.g. dementia, impaired self-determination, lacking ability to communicate)
  • existence of any disease reducing life expectancy to less than 1 year
  • age <18 years
  • pregnancy
  • participation in other treatment studies or remote patient management programmes (register studies possible)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01878630

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Charite University, Berlin, Germany
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
University of Leipzig
Principal Investigator: Friedrich Koehler, Prof. Dr. Charité - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Friedrich Koehler, Prof. Dr. Friedrich Koehler, MD, Senior Physician, Charite University, Berlin, Germany Identifier: NCT01878630     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 13KQ0904B
First Posted: June 17, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 25, 2018
Last Verified: May 2018

Keywords provided by Friedrich Koehler, Charite University, Berlin, Germany:
Chronic Heart Failure

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases