3-dimensional Sensor Technology to Quantify Leg-edema
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01700023|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2012 by Medical University of Graz.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : October 4, 2012
Last Update Posted : October 4, 2012
The purpose of the study is two-fold:
- to test 3-dimensional reconstruction of leg-edema in patients hospitalized for acute heart failure with leg-edema.
- to measure changes in QRS-morphology in a simulation of conventional blood-pressure measurement in patients hospitalized for acute heart failure.
|Condition or disease|
Leg-edema are common in patients with worsening heart failure. Apart from using a measuring tape there is no standardized tool to quantify leg-edema. Consequently, in patents with heart failure early detection of leg-edema is quite difficult.
From earlier pacemaker-studies it has been shown that an increase of afterload changes ECG-signals. Currently it is unknown how simple diagnostic procedures such as measuring blood-pressure affect QRS-morphology in patients with heart failure.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||15 participants|
|Official Title:||Pilot-study HI-SENS: Innovative Sensor Technology to Quantify Cardiac Control Mechanisms in Heart Failure|
|Study Start Date :||September 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||March 2013|
patients with leg-edema
patients with decompensated heart failure presenting with leg-edema
- accuracy of 3-dimensional measurements [ Time Frame: 10 days ]the 3-D camera will record changes in leg-shape around the ankles that result from reabsorption of fluid. These changes will be compared with changes in leg-circumference using a measuring tape
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01700023
|Graz, Austria, 8036|
|Contact: Friedrich M Fruhwald, MD +43316385 ext 12544 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Friedrich M Fruhwald, MD||Medical University of Graz|