Tragus stimulation for Heart Failure

OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK
Heart FailureTragus stimulation - Device
18 - 75
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial will study the effects of low-level tragus nerve stimulation on inflammatory cytokines in patients with acute decompensated heart failure.

Eligible Conditions
  • Acute Heart Failure

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

3 Primary · 0 Secondary · Reporting Duration: During the hospitalization(baseline,day 1, day 2, day 3 and day 4)

Day 4
Change in CRP levels
Change in Interleukin (IL) levels
Change in TNF-alpha levels

Trial Safety

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo Group
All patients enrolled in this trial will receive the new treatment.

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Control group
1 of 2
Tragus Stimulation
1 of 2

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

80 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Tragus stimulation · No Placebo Group · N/A

Tragus Stimulation
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Tragus stimulation · Intervention Types: Device
Control groupNoIntervention Group · 1 Intervention: Control group · Intervention Types:

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: during the hospitalization(baseline,day 1, day 2, day 3 and day 4)

Who is running the clinical trial?

University of OklahomaLead Sponsor
434 Previous Clinical Trials
99,403 Total Patients Enrolled
4 Trials studying Heart Failure
310 Patients Enrolled for Heart Failure
Tarun Dasari, MD,MPHPrincipal InvestigatorOUHSC
1 Previous Clinical Trials
50 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Heart Failure
50 Patients Enrolled for Heart Failure

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18 - 75 · All Participants · 0 Total Inclusion Criteria

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do the requirements of this trial extend to individuals younger than thirty-five?

"This research requires participants to be within the age range of 18-75. For those under 18, there are 22 trials available and for seniors over 65 years old, 693 studies can be found." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Would you be able to provide information on whether this experiment is currently enrolling participants?

"The public record of shows that this study is actively seeking participants, beginning on September 1st 2016 and most recently updated on December 16th 2021." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How many individuals are enrolled in this experimental research?

"Indeed, the information provided on shows that this research is actively enrolling participants. This study was originally proposed on September 1st 2016 and has since been updated as recently as December 16th 2021. 80 patients will be welcomed at a single site to partake in this trial." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Are the requirements needed to join this medical examination within my reach?

"To take part in this medical trial, applicants must have a diagnosis of heart failure and be between 18-75 years old. 80 people are being invited to join the study." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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