Heart Failure Decompensation And In-Hospital Mortality

2019-10-21 12:45:35 | BioPortfolio


Background and objectives Heart failure is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and it is a major cause of emergency department access for cardiovascular disease patients. Aim of this study is to identify the markers, based on short-term temporal repolarization dispersion, capable to individuate decompensated chronic heart failure (CHF) patients at high mortality risk.

Method: We will obtain the following variables from ECG monitor, via mobile phone, during 5-minute recordings in decompensated CHF patients: RR, QT end (QTe), QT peak (QTp) and T peak to T end (Te) and we calculated mean, standard deviation (SD) and normalized index (N).

Study Design


Chronic Heart Failure


Not yet recruiting


University of Roma La Sapienza

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-21T12:45:35-0400

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