- You may experience potential improvements to the symptoms you are experiencing, although this is not guaranteed.
- You will contribute valuable information that may benefit others in the future.
- You may help develop a potential alternative treatment for heart failure that is not yet commercially available.
- You will be reimbursed for each in-person visit to cover for your travel and incidental expenses.
- You will be helping to advance medical, specifically heart health-related, research.
Researchers Explore Alternative Treatment Options For Adults With Heart Failure
Please note: This trial has finished recruiting and is not accepting new participants.
Research Centre: Nelson Hospital New Zealand
Location: 98 Waimea Road Nelson South Nelson 7010
HDEC Committee: This study has been reviewed and approved by Ministry of Health and Disability Ethics Committees
Heart failure does not mean that the heart has stopped working and cannot be treated. It merely means that the heart is unable to (function) pump blood efficiently. The body relies on the heart’s pumping ability, as well as its ability to relax. Its ability to relax is important to supply enough blood to vital cells and organs and therefore maintain normal body functions. If it cannot relax properly it can result in heart failure and make everyday activities difficult.
- If you decide to participate in the study and later feel that you no longer wish to be part of it, you may withdraw at any time.
- Your records relating to this study and any other information received will be kept strictly confidential, except as required by the law.
- Qualified health professionals will monitor your health as it relates to the study.
Who Can Participate?
- Adults aged 40 years old or older who have been diagnosed with heart failure. Adults who are hospitalised can also participate in this research study.
- Interested participants must have been treating their condition with diuretics for at least the last month.
- Interested participants must be able to attend 7 study visits at the research site during the first year and then 3 study visits during the second year onwards, with telephone calls in between the study visits starting from the 12 month onwards. This study will take place for over approximately 2-3.5 years.
- Interested participants must be willing to take the study treatment as instructed by the study team.
About the Research Centre:
Nelson Hospital provides approximately 140 beds for Nelson and Tasman patients. Wairau Hospital also refers Marlborough patients to Nelson Hospital for specialised services.
Due to the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, the researchers would like to assure the participants that ensuring the safety of the participants as well as the study staff is of utmost importance.