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Sequential Cystatin C Levels and Renal Impairment in Acute Heart Failure

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified June 2011 by The Cleveland Clinic.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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First received: November 20, 2007
Last updated: June 21, 2011
Last verified: June 2011

Renal Compromise after treatment of decompensated heart failure with diuretics is not uncommon. The purpose of our study is to investigate the relationship between cystatin C and worsening renal function in this setting. Cystatin C is a biomarker produced at a constant rate by all cells that is a sensitive biomarker of renal function.Cystatin C and Plasma amino terminal proB-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) levels will be obtained at baseline and daily. Our goal is to enroll 100 subjects with an estimated 5 samples per each subject. The time course of changes in cystatin C in relation to serum creatinine levels over time will be plotted.

Our hypothesis is that sequential changes in cystatin C levels following initial treatment with diuretic therapy in the setting of acute decompensated heart failure may provide early insight into cardio-renal compromise. Understanding the natural history and time course of the changes in sequential cystatin C levels may facilitate further studies to guide the judicious use of diuretic therapy in acute decompensated heart failure, and to predict the risk of subsequent development of worsening renal function. If serial testing of cystatin C can provide accurate assessment and prediction of worsening renal function, clinical applications of these observations can be evaluated in future prospective studies.

Acute Heart Failure
Renal Failure

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Sequential Cystatin C Levels and Renal Impairment in Acute Heart Failure

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To examine the natural history of cystatin C levels during diuretic therapy in ADHF [ Time Frame: 7 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine the predictive value of changes in sequential cystatin C levels to subsequent development of WRF [ Time Frame: 7 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • The combined outcome of either death in hospital or death within 90 days after discharge or readmission to the hospital facility for heart failure within 90 days [ Time Frame: 90 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: November 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Patients admitted to the hospital with decompensated heart failure


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients admitted to the hospital with decompensated heart failure

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Hospital admission within 48 hours for ADHF, with an expected stay over 24 hours.
  • Evidence of fluid overload, including jugular venous distention, pulmonary rales, peripheral edema, and/or ascites receiving diuretic therapy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Heart failure due to congenital heart disease or critical aortic stenosis (potentially different cardio-renal pathophysiology)
  • Acute myocardial infarction or unstable acute coronary syndromes
  • End-stage renal insufficiency on renal replacement therapy (already has underlying advanced renal failure).
  • Patients with active cancer (cystatin C has been shown to be produced by some tumors)
  • Known exposure to nephrotoxic agents (such as contrast dye) or planned surgery during hospitalization at the time of enrollment
  • Hemoglobin < 9 mg/dL or clinically significant active bleeding.
  • Unable to comply with protocol or unable to have informed consent
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00561483

United States, Ohio
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Cleveland Clinic
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr W H Wilson Tang, Cleveland Clinic Identifier: NCT00561483     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 07-834 
Study First Received: November 20, 2007
Last Updated: June 21, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by The Cleveland Clinic:
Acute heart failure
cystatin C
renal failure

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Renal Insufficiency
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Cysteine Proteinase Inhibitors
Protease Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on December 07, 2016