Remote Monitoring of Chronic Heart Failure in Veneto Region

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
European Commission
Azienda Unità Locale Socio Sanitaria n.9 Treviso
Azienda ULSS 7 Conegliano
Azienda ULSS 16 Padova
Azienda ULSS di Verona e Provincia
Azienda ULSS 12 Veneziana
Azienda Unità Socio Sanitaria di Dolo Mirano
Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova
Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata Verona
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Regione Veneto
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01513993
First received: January 17, 2012
Last updated: October 27, 2015
Last verified: January 2012
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether telemonitoring of patients with chronic heart failure produces a reduction in the combined end point of all cause mortality and number of hospitalisations, and whether it improves health related quality of life. In addition, the trials evaluate the economic and organisational impact of the telemonitoring service and examine its acceptability by patients and health professionals.

Condition Intervention
Congestive Heart Failure
Procedure: Telemonitoring for patients with Congestive Heart Failure

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: RENEWING HEALTH - Large Scale Pilot in Veneto Region: Remote Monitoring of Chronic Heart Failure

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Further study details as provided by Regione Veneto:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Combined end point of all cause mortality and number of hospitalisations for heart failure [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Cardiovascular and all-cause mortality [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Health-Related Quality of Life [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Health-Related Quality of Life is assessed by the SF-36 questionnaire

  • Number of hospitalisations (including rehospitalisations) for all causes and for heart failure [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Total number of days in hospital [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Number of specialist visits [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Number of visits at emergency department for heart failure [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Anxiety and depression status [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Anxiety and depression status is assessed by Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS)


Enrollment: 315
Study Start Date: October 2011
Study Completion Date: May 2014
Primary Completion Date: May 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Control group
Treatment as usual
Experimental: Telemonitoring for patients with Congestive Heart Failure Procedure: Telemonitoring for patients with Congestive Heart Failure

Patients are equipped with a telemonitoring kit composed by a portable wrist-clinic device and digital weight scale for clinical parameters measuring and a gateway device for data transmission.

The patient can monitor a complete set of clinical parameters, such as pulse-oxymetry, heart rate, blood pressure, ECG and body weight, with a frequency set by the clinician in the personalised treatment plan. Data are transmitted to a regional eHealth centre where a group of operators keeps these information under control and alerts the reference clinician in case of worsening of symptoms.


Detailed Description:
The study is designed to evaluate the impact of telemonitoring on the management of CHF compared with outpatient usual care. From a clinical point of view, the trial will allow to investigate how telemonitoring contributes to reduct the combined end point of all cause mortality and re-hospitalizations, as well as the other kinds of access to hospital facilities (bed-days, specialistic and ER visits). The trial will examine whether the CHF patients improve their health-related quality of life and reduct the anxiety about health conditions, thanks to the telemonitoring. A cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analysis will be carried out in order to determine if and how telemonitoring helps to limit the healthcare expenditure. The evaluation will deal also with organizational changes and task shift due to telemonitoring introduction and patients and professional perception towards the service.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age ≥ 65 years.
  • Discharge from hospital after acute heart failure in the previous 3 months and EF < 40% or EF > 40% plus BNP > 400 (or plus NT-proBNP>1500) during hospitalization

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Comorbidities prevalent on CHF with life expectation < 12 months.
  • Impossibility or inability to use the equipment and help at home not available.
  • Myocardial infarction or percutaneous coronary intervention in the last 3 months or scheduled.
  • Coronary artery bypass, valve substitution or correction in the last 6 months.
  • Being on waiting list for heart transplantation.
  • Being enrolled in other trial
  Contacts and Locations
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Locations
Italy
Ospedale Immacolata Concezione - Cardiology Department
Piove di Sacco, Padova, Italy, 35028
Presidio ospedaliero di Conegliano - Department of Cardiology
Conegliano, Treviso, Italy, 31015
Ospedale di Mirano - Cardiology Department
Mirano, Venezia, Italy, 30035
Ospedale San Fracastoro - Cardiology Department
San Bonifacio, Verona, Italy, 37047
Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova - Cardiology Department
Padova, Italy, 35128
Ospedale Ca'Foncello - Pulmonology Department
Treviso, Italy, 31100
Ospedale SS Giovanni e Paolo - Cardiology Department
Venezia, Italy, 30122
Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata di Verona - Geriatric Medicine Department
Verona, Italy, 37124
Sponsors and Collaborators
Regione Veneto
European Commission
Azienda Unità Locale Socio Sanitaria n.9 Treviso
Azienda ULSS 7 Conegliano
Azienda ULSS 16 Padova
Azienda ULSS di Verona e Provincia
Azienda ULSS 12 Veneziana
Azienda Unità Socio Sanitaria di Dolo Mirano
Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova
Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata Verona
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Zoran Olivari, DM Azienda Unità Locale Socio Sanitaria n.9 Treviso
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:

Responsible Party: Regione Veneto
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01513993     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: G. A. 250487-Veneto WP8Cl7 
Study First Received: January 17, 2012
Last Updated: October 27, 2015
Health Authority: Italy: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Regione Veneto:
CHF
Telemonitoring

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on February 10, 2016