Guiding Evidence Based Therapy Using Biomarker Intensified Treatment

  • Study type:

    Interventional What is this?

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    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.

Study IDs

  • Site IRB:

    • Rochester, Minnesota: 13-002314
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  • Sponsor Protocol Number:


About this study

The primary objective is to determine the efficacy of a strategy of biomarker-guided therapy compared with usual care in high risk patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

See eligibility criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18 years or older
  • Most recent LVEF to be ≤ 40% by any method within 12 months of randomization.
  • High risk heart failure as defined by the following criteria:
    • A Heart Failure Event in the prior 12 months, defined as any one of the following:
      • HF Hospitalization
      • Treatment in the Emergency Department (or equivalent) for Heart Failure
      • Outpatient treatment for heart failure with intravenous diuretics


    • NT-proBNP greater than 2000 pg/mL or BNP greater than 400 pg/mL at any time during the 30 days prior to randomization
  • Willing to provide informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Acute coronary syndrome (clinical diagnosis) or cardiac revascularization procedure within 30 days
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) within prior 3 months or current plan to implant CRT device
  • Active myocarditis, Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, pericarditis, or restrictive cardiomyopathy
  • Severe stenotic valvular disease
  • Anticipated heart transplantation or ventricular assist device within 12 months
  • Chronic inotropic therapy
  • Complex congenital heart disease
  • End stage renal disease with renal replacement therapy
  • Non cardiac terminal illness with expected survival less than 12 months
  • Women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • Inability to comply with planned study procedures
  • Enrollment or planned enrollment in another clinical trial

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Wayne Miller, M.D., Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Susan Milbrandt C.C.R.C.