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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 2 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:
to 1 of 2 groups
(50% chance for
Low salt diet 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.
Phone: 02 8382 3025
Phone: 07 3139 5906
Phone: 07 3646 5282
Red Deer, AB
Phone: 604-682-2344 ext. 64981
Thunder Bay, ON
Phone: 807-345-3355 ext. 226
Phone: 416-340-4800 ext. 7362
Phone: 905-895-4521 ext. 2171
Prairie Vascular Research Inc.
Phone: 56 45 2213542
Phone: 322 70 90 ext. 4550
Phone: 52 55 30947353