GDMT For PE: Guideline-directed Management and Therapy (GDMT) for the Prevention of Postpartum Cardiac Dysfunction in Preeclamptic African American Women
This is a single-center, open-label pilot study looking at how Guideline-directed management and therapy (GDMP) in post-partum women with preeclampsia can improve Global Longitudinal Strain (GLS).
|Condition or Disease||Intervention/Treatment||Phase|
This study is looking at when given GDMP in post-partum women with preeclampsia, compared to the current standard of care, can this therapy improve Global Longitudinal Strain (GLS) at 9 months. Subjects who agree to participate and who have already completed the PARENT study (NCT04479072) at 6-months will be randomized in this study to either the GDMP (Treatment) arm or the standard of care (Observational) arm. Subjects that agree to participate in the extension part of the study, will add on an additional 3 months.
The primary objective of this study is to mechanistically determine the effect of GDMT administered at six months postpartum on GLS at nine months postpartum in African- American patients at high risk due to elevated blood pressures (>120/80 mmHg).
The trial biostatistician will create the randomization schedules using computer-generated random numbers and will have access to treatment group allocation. Below are further details on each arm.
Treatment Arm: Subjects randomized into the treatment arm will be enrolled into the remote patient monitoring program (RPM). Subjects who enroll in the sub-study will utilize the RPM by the University of Chicago Heart Failure Program. This program enables providers to track the number of critical vitals in real time. Patients are equipped and trained to monitor blood pressure, heart rate, weight, temperature, and medication adherence, through a Bluetooth-enabled tablet that integrates and transmits data to the clinic providers and advanced practitioners. This system is currently in use by the heart failure program at the University of Chicago, including hospital-to-home transition care after hospitalization for decompensated heart failure and long-term outpatient management of chronic heart failure, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, and ischemic heart disease. The heart failure team will provide the tablet, blood pressure cuff, weight scale and training at the subjects baseline visit.
Observational Arm: Subjects randomized to this arm will receive the standard of care based upon the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) guidelines, which include counseling of increased cardiovascular risk, lifestyle modifications, including a healthy diet, exercise, smoking cessation, and risk factor intervention as determined by the primary care physician. They will not be receiving the RPM program equipment.
Follow-up clinic visit approximately 3 months after they have been randomized will be scheduled in both arms. At this visit the study team will;
Perform a Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) Obtain Vital signs Physical Exam Adverse Event check Concomitant Medication check Blood draw for laboratory test
In addition, the study team will conduct monthly telephone interviews of all randomized trial participant's for concomitant medications, adverse events/side effects, and study drug compliance.
Arms and Interventions
|Active Comparator: Treatment Arm
35 Subjects will be placed in the sub-study treatment arm. These subjects will receive the remote patient monitoring program therapy offered by the University of Chicago heart failure program.
Device: Remote Patient Monitoring
Subjects in this group will receive RPM therapy through the University of Chicago Heart Failure program. This therapy consist of a bluetooth tablet, blood pressure cuff and a health scale for subjects to bring home and take thier measurements on a daily bases up to their 3 month clinic visit. This data will then be transmitted to EPIC where the study team will retrieve the data.
|No Intervention: Observational Arm
35 Subjects will be placed in the sub-study Obervational arm. These subjects will not reveive the remote patient monitoring program and will continue with thier standard of care treatment for the duration of the study.
Primary Outcome Measures
- GLS percentages [3 Months]
Compare GLS levels as a percentage (%) at 3 months between patients who received RPM program those in the observational group.
Secondary Outcome Measures
- Difference in Activin A levels [3 Months]
Comparing the difference in Activin A levels in subjects at 3 months between patients who received RPM program those in the observational group.
- Left Atrial Volume Index [3 Months]
Comparing the difference between left atrial volume index, from the subjects baseline to 3 month Transthoracic Echocardiogram (TTE)
- Deceleration Time [3 Months]
Comparing the difference between deceleration time from subjects from their baseline to 3 month TTE
- Mean Arterial Pressure [3 Months]
Difference in mean arterial pressure in subjects, from their baseline to 3 month TTE
- Ejection Fraction [3 Months]
Comparing the difference in the ejection fraction percentages, from the subjects baseline to 3 month TEE.
- Mitral Annular Motion [3 months]
Comparing the difference between mitral annular motion, in millimeters (mm), from subjects baseline to 3 month TTE.
Adults between 18 and 45 years of age
120/80 BP at the time of their 6-month visit in the PARENT study
Diagnosed with preeclampsia
Initially presented to University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) for a Singleton Gestation Delivery
Completed the 6 month visit in the PARENT study
Those who cannot provide consent
patients with preexisting cardiomyopathy, ischemic or valvular heart disease, pulmonary disease, diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, multiple gestations,
Unable to operate the RPM tablet device
Contacts and Locations
|1||University of Chicago Hospital||Chicago||Illinois||United States||60637|
Sponsors and Collaborators
- University of Chicago
- Principal Investigator: Sajid H Shahul, MD PHD, University of Chicago
Study Documents (Full-Text)None provided.
- IRB 22-1412