This trial is now complete. The results paper can be read here.
Home oxygen therapy (HOT) is commonly used in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) despite an absence of evidence of benefit. This study seeks to address the uncertainties surrounding home oxygen therapy for patients with chronic heart failure who are still severely symptomatic despite maximally tolerated medical therapy.
A randomised controlled trial will compare:
We will examine the impact of HOT on quality of life and a range of other clinical and cost-effectiveness outcomes over a two year follow up.