Last updated on February 2020

Mechanism and Effects of Manipulating Chloride Homeostasis in Acute Heart Failure


Brief description of study

The purpose of this study is to understand the effects of chloride supplementation on volume-overloaded acute heart failure patients concomitantly treated with IV diuretics.

Detailed Study Description

The overarching goal of this proposal is to develop a comprehensive understanding of the biology and therapeutic potential of sodium-free chloride supplementation. While sodium homeostasis has been the focus of substantial investigation, very little research has been devoted to understanding chloride homeostasis. Thus, this proposal is designed to obtain the full spectrum of information pertaining to chloride, such as novel areas with great interest by the scientific community (i.e. modulation of the WNK-kinase system and the use of exosomes), to more practical/basic questions (i.e. what happens to sodium chloride balance when a patient is challenged with chloride). The proposed outpatient study has been designed to serve as a real world efficacy study. With extensive biobanking and analysis of samples in the proposed setting, there is the potential to be able to deliver a great wealth of information on the biology and therapeutic potential of manipulating chloride homeostasis in heart failure.

Research confirms that many heart failure therapies demonstrate measurable benefit in highly controlled environments, but lack effectiveness when studied in decompensated patients receiving standard decongestive therapies. As such, this study seeks to understand the effects of chloride supplementation on volume-overloaded patients concomitantly treated with IV diuretics.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03446651

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