AKI Prevention and Early Intervention in VAD Patients Admitted for Acute Medical Events


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • 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.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 17-002670
    NCT ID: NCT03236103
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 17-002670

About this study

The investigators are doing this research to investigate whether multifaceted preventive measures for newly hospitalized ventricular assist device (VAD) patients will reduce the Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) occurrence rate, progression and associated complications

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.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients with VAD in place who are admitted to the hospital for acute medical illness during the study period.
    • For those with multiple admissions during the study period only the first admission will be studied.
  • Patients who are able to give consent.
    • In case of patients that are mentally impaired we will obtain consent from power of attorney and when patients regain intact mental capacity we will reobtain consent from the patient.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients on dialysis (hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis).

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Qi Qian, M.D.

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Contact information:

Qi Qian M.D.