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LSU HCSD Tele-Health Projects: Adult CHF Patient Population

2014-08-27 03:12:44 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this research study is to see whether a tele-health intervention can improve health, functioning status, emotional status, quality of life, and patient satisfaction for patients with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and to examine the cost benefits of this intervention.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Health Services Research

Conditions

Congestive Heart Failure

Intervention

Tele-health Monitoring

Location

Earl K. Long Medical Center
Baton Rouge
Louisiana
United States
70805

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:44-0400

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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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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).

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