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French Observatory of Acute Heart Failure

2014-07-23 21:09:55 | BioPortfolio

Summary

During the last decade, progress has been made in the management of heart failure. However, the changing characteristics of patients and practices in the "real world" and their impact on the prognosis of patients admitted for acute heart failure remain poorly studied.

2000 consecutive patients recruited in a single day in hospitals volunteered to participate in the cohort during a day dedicated.

Description

The total duration of recruitment is one day (date to be set soon by the Executive Committee): all patients hospitalized, and whatever their date of admission with the diagnosis of heart failure will be selected for the study.

Information on each hospital stay will be obtained at baseline and at the end of the hospitalization by the hospital teams.

A telephone follow-up will be conducted at 3 months among survivors and / or their doctor by CRAs dedicated to the French Society of Cardiology.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Acute Heart Failure

Intervention

No intervention, observational study

Location

Lariboisiere Hospital
Paris
France
75010

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

French Cardiology Society

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:09:55-0400

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