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Smart SCALEs for Treatment Guidance in Decompensated Heart Failure

2017-09-21 02:23:22 | BioPortfolio

Summary

In this trial the measurement of whole body water will be compared to the standard method of measuring the body weight as treatment guidance in patients with decompensated heart failure. The Withings' Body Cardio Scale will be used to quantify the whole body water by using bioelectrical impedance analysis.

Description

Investigators will include 153 participants hospitalized in the University Hospital in Basel. Daily measurements of whole body water and body weight will be performed in each person until diuretic treatment is stopped or the patient is discharged from hospital, respectively.

Primary endpoint is the correlation between reduction of whole body water (in kg) and reduction of body weight (in kg) in patients with decompensated heart failure receiving forced diuretic treatment (max. deviation +/- 1kg).

Study Design

Conditions

Heart Failure; With Decompensation

Intervention

scale (Body Cardio Scale - Withings)

Location

University Hospital Basel
Basel
BS
Switzerland
4031

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-09-21T02:23:22-0400

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