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Feasibility Study of an Integrated Diagnostic System to Manage Heart Failure

2014-08-27 03:16:47 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this clinical trial is to evaluate the potential benefits of a new heart failure diagnostic system for heart failure patients with implanted cardiac resynchronization therapy devices. This system consists of patient tools, a new heart failure risk score and a new clinician website. This study will evaluate this new system as a whole and establish the feasibility of implementing it into clinical practice.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic

Conditions

Heart Failure

Intervention

Integrated diagnositic system, Routine in office visits

Location

Aurora
Colorado
United States

Status

Recruiting

Source

Medtronic Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:47-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Visits made by patients to health service providers' offices for diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up.

Use of computers or computer systems for doing routine clerical work, e.g., billing, records pertaining to the administration of the office, etc.

A heterogeneous condition in which the heart is unable to pump out sufficient blood to meet the metabolic need of the body. Heart failure can be caused by structural defects, functional abnormalities (VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION), or a sudden overload beyond its capacity. Chronic heart failure is more common than acute heart failure which results from sudden insult to cardiac function, such as MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.

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 relaxation during DIASTOLE leading to defective cardiac filling.

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