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REDHART2 is a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial to determine the effects of Anakinra on peak aerobic exercise capacity measured with a cardiopulmonary test after 24 weeks in patients with recently decompensated systolic heart failure and increased systemic inflammation.
In patients with weak pumping function of the heart, uncoordinated contraction of the chambers can be corrected using a cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) pacemaker. These devices make patients live longer by improving how the heart pumps and reducing symptoms such as breathlessness. However, not all patients benefit from CRT and programming devices optimally can greatly influence success. Predicting the correct timings of contraction between the atria (top chambers of the heart) and the ventricles (bottom chambers), as well as between the left and right ventricles, especially when heart rate increases during exercises, is challenging. A new approach to optimizing CRT programming has been proposed known as 'fusion-pacing'. This allows the electrical wave from the heart's own conduction system to merge or fuse with the impulse from the pacemaker in the left ventricle. The timing of the pacemaker's impulse is continuously adjusted to measurements the device makes of the hearts natural conduction. What is not clear is how effective 'fusion-pacing' is during exercise when the hearts natural conduction changes rapidly and unpredictably. We plan to investigate this by monitoring the electrocardiogram (ECG) whilst accurately measuring exercise performance and ability during a cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) on an exercise bike. We will also ask participants to rate their perceived exercise intensity to see whether fusion pacing improves ECG resynchronization, exercise performance, and patients' symptoms compared to standard programming.
Rehospitalizations due to exacerbation of chronic heart failure are an important problem for patients suffering from heart failure. Rehospitalzations lead to worse prognosis, have an impact on the quality of life and have a negative financial impact on the health care system. Currently, studies are being conducted on the efficacy of levosimendan in the prevention of heart failure exacerbations. Patients receive levosimendan at repetitive use and preliminary results suggest a reduction in the incidence of exacerbations of heart failure. Thanks to the clinical trial planned in the Department of Cardiology of the Biziel Hospital with repeatable use of levosimendan, it is possible to determine the benefits of this method of treatment more accurately.
The primary objective of COGNI-CRT is to assess whether Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy (CRT) can improve cognitive function in patients with systolic HF (LVEF ≤35%), when compared to a control group of patients implanted with an Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD) or a permanent pacemaker (PPM) with systolic HF (LVEF ≤35%). This clinical investigation is a prospective, single-centre cohort study. Each participant will be followed for 6 months. The study will collect data over 3 years; 2.5 years for enrolment and 6 months until the last participant completes the last 6-month follow-up visit. N.B: COGNI-CRT does NOT affect the patient's care pathway - the patients who will be selected for participation are those who have already been referred for the device implant. The ONLY difference to the patient's care pathway caused by COGNI-CRT is the addition of a battery of cognitive function tests, which involves asking the patient questions and asking them to complete questionnaire-like cognitive tests. NTpro-BNP levels, NYHA classification and LVEF will be measured prior to device implantation and at 6-months post-implant to assess the device's impact on the participant's heart failure (and CRT response). N.B: NT-proBNP, NYHA classification and LVEF are all parts of the patient's standard care pathway, COGNI-CRT is just utilising the data collected as part of the investigation. The main study arm and control group allows COGNI-CRT to assess 3 potential outcomes for patients with severe HF (LVEF <35%): 1. Cognitive function is not improved by CRT, ICDs or PPMs 2. Cognitive function can be improved by the assurance of rate control offered by CRT, ICDs and PPMs 3. Cognitive function can be improved by the assurance of ventricular synchronisation and rate control provided by the additional left ventricular lead in CRT devices.
The project focuses on heart failure (HF), a complex clinical syndrome of symptoms and signs that suggest the efficiency of the heart as a pump is impaired. Around 950,000 people in the UK have HF. Both the incidence and prevalence of heart failure increase steeply as a result of an ageing population, improved survival of people with ischaemic heart disease and more effective treatments for heart failure. Aside from the obvious individual burden HF also accounts for 1 million inpatient bed days - 2% of all NHS inpatient bed days and 5% of all emergency medical admissions to hospital which are projected to rise by 50% over the next 25 years. There is a pressing need to explore effective ways to manage the individual and societal burden of HF. Despite exercise being an effective, safe, and a recommended (class I) therapy for people with heart failure according to clinical guidelines from the UK, EU, and USA, it is currently out of reach for majority people with HF. This project addresses this directly by designing and evaluating an exercise therapy that will be available to those living with HF with potential to improve their symptoms, function and quality of life
This study aims at Optimizing measured parameters to reflect underlying pathology in dyssynchronous hearts. This is an experimental study in patients were bioimpedance measurements are performed during implantation.
The aim is to provide evidence of the long-term benefits of personalised pacemaker programming on heart function and battery longevity. This will be achieved by showing in a single centre, phase II, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial that reducing the amount of pacemaker beats to a minimum reverses these changes and extends battery life.
In this study 404 patients with heart failure and an ejection fraction of 0.40 or less, with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, will be randomly assigned to standard treatment or standard treatment plus a session of cryoballoon ablation (left atrial balloon cryoablation for pulmonary vein isolation). All patients with either have an ICD or CRT-D/P device implanted or an implantable electrocardiographic monitoring device. The primary study endpoint will be the time to AF burden exceeding 1% over any 30-day period (calculated as the ratio of time spent in AF over total time).16 This AF burden corresponds to 7.2 hours per month. A powered secondary endpoint will be the time to the composite of all-cause mortality and unplanned hospitalization for heart failure.
The study measure multiple neurohormones in patients with heart failure being treated with Sacubitril/Valsartan in increasing doses over an 8 week period.
Heart failure impairs quality of life and exercise capacity, despite an optimal medical therapy. Alternative methods, like hypoxic conditioning coupled to exercise training, must be explored and describe