Condition category
Circulatory System
Date applied
20/07/2005
Date assigned
07/09/2005
Last edited
08/09/2009
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr John Walsh

ORCID ID

Contact details

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Queens Medical Centre University Hospital
Nottingham
NG7 2UH
United Kingdom

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Impact of specialist care in patients with newly diagnosed heart failure: a randomised controlled study

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Out patients with newly diagnosed heart failure are managed more effectively when treated by specialists.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Hospitals

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use the contact details below to request a patient information sheet

Condition

Heart failure

Intervention

Management in a specialist heart failure clinic with regular follow up by heart failure nurses versus usual care. All patients were followed up for a minimum of 3 months post-randomisation with a mean follow-up time of 10+/-3 months

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Optimum prescription of medication for heart failure including angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, Angiotensin receptor blockers, beta blockers and spironolactone.

Secondary outcome measures

Composite endpoint of all cause mortality and/or hospitalisation.

Overall trial start date

06/06/2002

Overall trial end date

06/09/2003

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Patients (adults, either sex) with suspected heart failure referred for an open access echocardiogram.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

114 patients

Participant exclusion criteria

Patients with previously confirmed left ventricular systolic dysfunction on echo.

Recruitment start date

06/06/2002

Recruitment end date

06/09/2003

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Nottingham
NG7 2UH
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Queens Medical Centre University Hospital (UK)

Sponsor details

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Nottingham
NG7 2UH
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

http://www.nuh.nhs.uk/

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Local Delivery Plan for Heart Failure services in Nottingham (UK)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

2007 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16814411

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Rao A, Walsh J, Impact of specialist care in patients with newly diagnosed heart failure: a randomised controlled study., Int. J. Cardiol., 2007, 115, 2, 196-202, doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2006.03.010.

Additional files

Editorial Notes