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Technology to improve drug Adherence and Reinforce Guideline based Exercise Targets in patients with Heart Failure and Diabetes Mellitus (TARGET-HF-DM)


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Background Information

Sponsor: American Heart Association and Duke Medicine

Heart failure and Diabetes share a common set of risk factors and both require ongoing lifestyle modification and adherence to complex medication regiments in order to achieve optimal outcomes. The study evaluates the utility of an mHealth (a mobile support of health related behaviors) intervention to improve physical activity and medication adherence in patients with both chronic heart failure and diabetes mellitus.

Offered At

Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA 22042

Inova Mt. Vernon
2501 Parkers Ln
Alexandria, VA 22306

Principal Investigator

Lauren Cooper, MD; Arnold Rosenblatt, MD

Eligibility Information

  • Male or Female subjects who are at least 18 years of age and can provide informed consent
  • Diagnosis of chronic heart failure, NYHA class 2-4, with ongoing treatment of medications for heart failure for at least 1 month prior to enrollment
  • A prior diagnosis of diabetes mellitus, with ongoing treatment with an anti-diabetes medication for at least 1 month prior to enrollment
  • Ability to perform basic activities of daily living (ADLs) and to walk independently
  • No planned revascularization, intravenous inotrope administration, cardiac transplant or ventricular assistant device implantation, or other cardiac surgery within 6 months of randomization
  • Access to a compatible smartphone (either iOS or Android)

Ineligibility Information

  • Acute myocardial infarction within prior 4 weeks
  • Participating in a formal, facility-based cardiac rehabilitation program
  • Recipient of a heart transplant or LVAD
  • Severe stenotic valvular disease
  • Impairment from stroke, injury or other medical disorders that would preclude participation in the intervention