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Permanent Observatory of Heart Failure

2014-07-23 21:09:46 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The observatory consists of a row of data collection on a population composed of all patients with heart failure cared for in centers participating in the national education program for patients (named I-CARE) in the form of two groups. Patients who are undergoing a program of therapeutic education track are listed and included in the group of patients educated. Patients who receive no education or only a minimal element for any reason whatsoever are also listed and included in the group of patients who are not educated.

The following of patients will be periodic after their entry in the observatory, up to 2 years of follow up.

Description

The Center for patients with heart failure cared for in a center practicing therapeutic education dedicated to heart failure.

The definition of heart failure selected for inclusion is that recommended by the European Society of Cardiology : presence of at least two signs or symptoms of heart failure (dyspnea, edema of the ankles crackles) at rest or during exercise associated with objective evidence (preferably by echocardiography) of cardiac dysfunction ( systolic and / or diastolic) (resting) and in case of doubt, a response to specific treatment of heart failure.

All patients who are undergoing a program of therapeutic education track are listed and included in the group of patients educated.

All patients who receive no education or only a minimal element for any reason whatsoever are also listed and included in the group of patients who are not educated.

Follow up is done by CRAs at the French Society of Cardiology, by mailing and phone contacts.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Acute Heart Failure

Location

Brabois-Nancy University Hospital
Vandoeuvre les Nancy
France
54500

Status

Recruiting

Source

French Cardiology Society

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:09:46-0400

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