Clinical Trial

Body Composition Ultrasound for Patients with Heart Failure

Study Description

Body Composition Ultrasound for Patients With Heart Failure

This study aims to determine whether skeletal muscle ultrasound is a useful technique for measuring low muscle mass in patients with heart failure (HF). Muscle wasting and abnormal muscle quality has been identified in patients with advanced HF and may contribute to patients' physical limitations. However assessments of body composition for patients with HF currently rely on the research tool of dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) for measurements of skeletal muscle mass, which is limited by cost, use of radiation, and the need for patients to be transported to the DXA scanner for imaging. Therefore this observational study is designed to validate a new approach that allows a safe and portable assessment of body composition.

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Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Diagnostic Test - BodyMetrix body composition ultrasound

Investigators will make ultrasound measurements of fat and muscle thickness at 7 positions on the arm, chest wall, and leg (subject's dominant side) using the BodyMetrix BX 2000 ultrasound machine. Clear ultrasound gel will be applied to the skin, a probe placed against the skin, and the fat/muscle thickness measurement made five times at each position. The gel is then wiped away. The images are analyzed by the BodyView Software and estimations of fat and muscle mass calculated. These will be co ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org

Diagnostic Test - BodyMetrix body composition ultrasound only

Investigators will make ultrasound measurements of fat and muscle thickness at 7 positions on the arm, chest wall, and leg (subject's dominant side) using the BodyMetrix BX 2000 ultrasound machine. Clear ultrasound gel will be applied to the skin, a probe placed against the skin, and the fat/muscle thickness measurement made five times at each position. The gel is then wiped away. The images are analyzed by the BodyView Software and estimations of fat and muscle mass calculated. For inpatients c ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Validation of Body Composition Ultrasound for Identification of Sarcopenia and Cachexia in Patients With Heart Failure

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03948776

ParticipAid ID

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