Clinical Trial: NT-proBNP for Diagnosis and Resource Utilization in Patients with Acute Dyspnoea

This study is currently recruiting patients.
Verified by University Hospital Mannheim August 2005

Sponsored by: University Hospital Mannheim
Information provided by: University Hospital Mannheim Identifier: NCT00143793


Evaluation of the sensitivity and specificity of NT-proBNP-measurement for the diagnosis of heart failure in patients with acute dyspnoea and/or edema. Determination of the exact NT-proBNP-cut-off point(s) for the differentiation of healthy persons, patients with acute heart failure and patients with dyspnoea of other origin.

Evaluation of treatment costs in patients with dyspnoea under special consideration of NT-proBNP-measurement.

Condition Phase
Heart Failure
Phase IV

MedlinePlus related topics:  Cardiomyopathy;   Edema

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Screening, Cross-Sectional, Defined Population, Retrospective/Prospective Study

Official Title: NT-proBNP for Diagnosis and Resource Utilization in Patients with Acute Dyspnoea, Coronary Heart Disease or Atrial Fibrillation

Further Study Details: 

Expected Total Enrollment:  400

Study start: June 2005;  Expected completion: October 2007
Last follow-up: October 2006;  Data entry closure: June 2007

Primary endpoint:

Sensitivity and specificity of NT-proBNP measurement for discrimination of heart failure from dyspnoea of other origin.

Secondary endpoints:

Determination of NT-proBNP-Cut-off(s) Determination of treatment costs Evaluation of resource savings when implementing NT-proBNP for determination of diagnosis.

Time to diagnosis. Hospitalization rate /Intensive care treatment rate Duration of hospital stay 30-Day re-hospitalization rate 30 day mortality rate and adverse event rate


Ages Eligible for Study:  18 Years   -   90 Years,  Genders Eligible for Study:  Both

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18-90 years
  • Dyspnoea or/and peripheral edema
  • Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Renal insufficiency with creatinine > 2.8mg/dl
  • Anemia (hemoglobin < 8.0mg/dl)
  • Pregnancy

Location and Contact Information

Please refer to this study by identifier  NCT00143793

Martina Brueckmann, MD      0049621383-  Ext. 2875

Germany, Baden-Württemberg
      Faculty of Clinical Medicine Mannheim of the University of Heidelberg, Mannheim,  Baden-Württemberg,  68167,  Germany; Recruiting
Klaus van Ackern, MD  0049621-383-  Ext. 1614 
Martina Brueckmann, MD,  Sub-Investigator
Michael Neumaier, MD,  Principal Investigator
Parviz Ahmad-Nejad, MD,  Sub-Investigator
Martin Borggrefe, MD,  Principal Investigator

Study chairs or principal investigators

Martina Brueckmann, MD,  Principal Investigator,  I. Medical Department, University Hospital Mannheim   
Martin Borggrefe, MD,  Study Director,  I. Medical Department, University Hospital Mannheim   
Michael Neumaier, MD,  Study Chair,  Institute of Clinical Chemistry, University Hospital Mannheim   
Parviz Ahmad-Nejad, MD,  Study Chair,  Institute of Clinical Chemistry, University Hospital Mannheim   

More Information

Study ID Numbers:  80/05; not applicable
Last Updated:  September 1, 2005
Record first received:  August 31, 2005 Identifier:  NCT00143793
Health Authority: Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medicinal Devices processed this record on 2005-09-06

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