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Welcome! The SODIUM-HF trial is underway at many centres across Australia, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Mexico, and New Zealand. The trial will include 1,000 patients with heart failure for up to two years. The SODIUM-HF study is looking at the effects of a low-salt diet compared to usual dietary recommendations for people with heart failure. Patients with a very low dietary salt intake are not eligible to participate in this study.

In order to participate in SODIUM-HF, participants must:

  • Have a diagnosis of heart failure, also known as “congestive heart failure” or “cardiomyopathy”​


  • Have symptoms of heart failure


  • Eat more than 1,500 mg a day of sodium/salt.

If you meet the criteria for the study and decide to participate, you will be randomly assigned (like flipping a coin) into 1 of 2 treatment groups:

Randomly assigned
to 1 of 2 groups
(50% chance for
each group):
Low salt diet group
Usual dietary
recommendations group

Half of the people in the study will follow a low salt diet, and the other half will receive usual dietary recommendations for reduction of salt intake. Regardless of which study treatment you get, your standard therapy and treatment for heart failure will continue. 


If you are interested in finding out more about the SODIUM-HF study or would like to know if you are eligible to participate, please contact the Study Coordinators listed below from Monday - Friday during regular business hours.


Disclaimer: The people listed below cannot provide you with medical advice, please contact your doctor if you have questions about your health or heart failure. You should only contact the individuals below to inquire about participating in the SODIUM-HF study.


St. Vincent’s Hospital Sydney Limited

Darlinghurst, NSW

Carmen H.

Phone: 02 8382 3025

Email: Carmen.Herrera@svha.org.au

The Prince Charles Hospital

Chermside, QLD

Estelle B.

Phone: 07 3139 5906

Email: estelle.beevors@health.qld.gov.au

The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

Herston, QLD

Linda H.

Phone: 07 3646 5282

Email: linda.hindom@health.qld.gov.au



University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre

Calgary, AB

Kim R.

Phone: 403-220-8282

Email: kronak@ucalgary.ca

British Colombia

St. Paul's Hospital

Vancouver, BC

Sinead F.

Phone: 604-682-2344 ext. 64981

Email: SFeeney@providencehealth.bc.ca 


St. Boniface Hospital

Winnipeg, MB

Wendy J.

Phone: 204-237-2793

Email: wjanz@hsc.mb.ca

Dr. Shahin Jaffer, Inc.

Delta, BC

Dr. Jaffer

Phone: 604-940-8840

Email: shahinjaffer@gmail.com

Nova Scotia


Brampton Research Associates

Brampton, ON

Param K.

Phone: 905-453-8129 ext. 516

Email: pkailey@bramptonresearch.ca

Curans Heart Centre

Thunder Bay, ON

Lisa S.

Phone: 807-345-3355 ext. 226

Email: greg_lisa@tbaytel.net

St. Michael's Hospital

Toronto, ON

Carlos F.

Phone:  416-864-6060 ext. 2886

Email: fernandoc@smh.ca

Toronto General Hospital

Toronto, ON

Enza D.

Phone:  416-340-4800 ext. 7362

Email: Enza.DeLuca@uhn.ca

Southlake Regional Hospital

Newmarket, ON

Catherine M.

Phone: 905-751-8454

Email: CMcPherson@southlakeregional.org


Prairie Vascular Research Inc.

Regina, SK

Jo-Anne K.

Email: jkurenoff.pvri@gmail.com

Royal University Hospital

Saskatoon, SK

Joanne B.

Phone: 306-844-1472

Email: joanne.boyer@usask.ca 


Hospital Base Osorna

Osorno, CL

Dr. Paz Bourke

Phone: 56 64 223 9948

Email: pazbourke@yahoo.com


Centro Cardiovascular Colombiano Clinica Santa Maria (Clinica Cardio VID)

Antioquia, CO

Adriana M.

Phone: 322 70 90 ext. 4550

Email: aagudelo@vid.org.co


Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social

México, DF

Lubia V.

Phone:  52 55 30947353

Email: lubia2002@yahoo.com.mx

New Zealand

University of Otago

Christchurch, NZ

Lorraine S.

Phone: 011 64 3 364 1063

Email: Lorraine.Skelton@cdhb.health.nz

Auckland UniServices Ltd.

Auckland, NZ

Vanessa T.

Phone: 011 64 9 923 9804

Email: v.thorpe@auckland.ac.nz

Middlemore Clinical Trials

Auckland, NZ

Rebecca M.

Phone: 011 64 (0)9 276 0044 Ext 57036 

Email: Rebecca.McMillan@mmclintrials.nz