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The purpose of this research study is to learn about the use of a cell phone for monitoring patients with heart failure. Participants will be asked questions about their heart failure daily and participants will need to answer them. The investigator will try to assess if the questions are easily understood by the participants. The investigator will also assess if the phone-based system for monitoring is easy to use by the participants. The investigator will also assess if the daily questions and interactions increase the self-efficacy, knowledge, and quality of life of participants related to their heart failure.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label
Miami VA Healthcare System
University of Miami
Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-10-18T02:08:21-0400
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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.
Heart failure caused by abnormal myocardial contraction during SYSTOLE leading to defective cardiac emptying.
Heart failure caused by abnormal myocardial relaxation during DIASTOLE leading to defective cardiac filling.
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