Registry for Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Patients Admitted to the ER
The purpose of this study is to collect data on the medical management of patients presenting to the Emergency Department who are treated for Acute Decompensated Heart Failure (ADHF) in a hospital setting that has incorporated a disease management program for heart failure.
This is an Observational (individuals are observed or certain outcomes are measured. no attempt is made to affect the outcome), multi-center registry study of patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) for treatment of known or suspected Acute Decompensated Heart Failure (ADHF). Data will be collected on the medical management of patients presenting to the ED who are treated for ADHF in a hospital setting incorporating a disease management program for heart failure. The study will evaluate change in clinical management and outcomes of ADHF patients treated in the ED after ED implementation of three or more components of a disease management program for heart failure. The results are intended to assist hospitals in evaluating and improving quality of care for patients with ADHF by tracking quality indicators and providing site-specific benchmark reports and national benchmark reports. This registry considers patients treated with any therapy for ADHF
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Heart Failure, Congestive
Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00364325
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
A heterogeneous condition in which the heart is unable to pump out sufficient blood to meet the metabolic need of the body. Heart failure can be caused by structural defects, functional abnormalities (VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION), or a sudden overload beyond its capacity. Chronic heart failure is more common than acute heart failure which results from sudden insult to cardiac function, such as MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.
Agents that have a strengthening effect on the heart or that can increase cardiac output. They may be CARDIAC GLYCOSIDES; SYMPATHOMIMETICS; or other drugs. They are used after MYOCARDIAL INFARCT; CARDIAC SURGICAL PROCEDURES; in SHOCK; or in congestive heart failure (HEART FAILURE).
Enlargement of the HEART, usually indicated by a cardiothoracic ratio above 0.50. Heart enlargement may involve the right, the left, or both HEART VENTRICLES or HEART ATRIA. Cardiomegaly is a nonspecific symptom seen in patients with chronic systolic heart failure (HEART FAILURE) or several forms of CARDIOMYOPATHIES.
A semisynthetic digitalis glycoside with the general properties of DIGOXIN but more rapid onset of action. Its cardiotonic action is prolonged by its demethylation to DIGOXIN in the liver. It has been used in the treatment of congestive heart failure (HEART FAILURE).
A cardiotonic glycoside obtained mainly from Digitalis lanata; it consists of three sugars and the aglycone DIGOXIGENIN. Digoxin has positive inotropic and negative chronotropic activity. It is used to control ventricular rate in ATRIAL FIBRILLATION and in the management of congestive heart failure with atrial fibrillation. Its use in congestive heart failure and sinus rhythm is less certain. The margin between toxic and therapeutic doses is small. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p666)
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