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There are always poor outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction(AMI) combined with elevated BNP/NT-proBNP level. An elevated BNP/NT-proBNP level highly indicates acute heart failure(AHF).Levosimendan is recommended in many clinical trials of heart failure and Chinese heart failure guidelines. As a result, the investigators form a hypothesis that when patients with AMI combined with elevated BNP/NT-proBNP level are in conditions before AHF, to use levosimendan may reduces the risk of heart failure and improve the outcome.
To determine if a strategy of early discharge using a novel subcutaneous delivery system for parenteral furosemide can improve clinical outcomes within 30 days of randomization (days alive and outside the hospital) compared to usual care.
This study evaluates whether tailored, peripheral ultrafiltration complementary to low-dose diuretics is associated with a reduction in cardiovascular mortality in 90 days after randomization and heart failure events in 90 days after discharge than usual care including stepped intravenous diuretics in acutely decompensated chronic heart failure with fluid overload (not fully responsive to diuretic therapy).
Burden of HF in India is approximate 2-5 million patients with an estimated prevalence of 2-3/1000 population. HF is responsible for approx1.8 million admissions annually in India. Very few studies are there in India which shows the detailed documentation of HF. Manipal Heart failure Registry (MHFR) is an institutional level Heart Failure disease registry. In MHFR the investigator will document the detailed information about heart failure patients admitted or referred to Department of Cardiology, Kasturba Medical College, a constituent college and teaching hospital of Manipal University. MHFR will include cohorts of patients with acute heart failure (AHF), with the intention of implementing a long-term follow-up, the use of health economic assessment to evaluate the degree of resource utilization; and quantifying the burden on quality of life for patients. Utilization of drug in HF patients will be evaluated as a part of this study to prevent the use of inappropriate drug therapy and to improve overall drug effectiveness and outcomes. Hence the protocol sought to identify the characteristics and long-term outcomes of Indian patients with acute heart failure admitted in an Indian tertiary care center in South India. There are no risks to patients participating in the registry study, as standard of care quality will not be affected. It is unlikely that there will be any direct benefit as a result of participation in the HF-disease registry. However, the information contained within this non-interventional registry study will be used for research studies directed at improving the knowledge and treatment of acute heart failure as well as improving patients treatment in the future. The potential impact of proposed research (Manipal Heart Failure Registry) is envisioned to be four-fold: 1. to enable a broad overview of the routine medical practices for HF treatment; 2. to assess the healthcare resource utilization and drug utilization review for heart failure patients 3. to assess the burden of disease (mortality, re-hospitalization) in the long term; and 4. to provide a novel overview of the impact of HF syndrome on quality of life as well as health economics.
LEDA (Lithuanian Echocardiography study of Dyspnea in Acute settings) is a prospective observational cohort multicenter clinical study. Project is carried out by Vilnius University together with a partner Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, in conjunction with a research protocol of international GREAT consortium (Global Research on Acute Conditions Team). The aim of this project is to find the specific novel biomarkers of acute heart failure (AHF), to evaluate their diagnostic and prognostic role in association with echocardiographic parameters of AHF. Primary endpoint is 1-year all-cause mortality and rehospitalization. Secondary endpoints are 1) in-hospital all-cause mortality 2) post-discharge 1 and 3 month all-cause mortality and rehospitalization 3) post-discharge 1 and 3 month cardiovascular mortality and rehospitalization 4) one-year cardiovascular mortality and rehospitalization. During the project a sizeable national database (2000 Lithuanian patients) will be integrated into database of GREAT network. Novel cardiac biomarkers together with ultrasound parameters of right ventricular (RV) function are in the focus of the study. During the acute phase of heart failure, up to 15 novel cardiac, vascular, renal impairment and inflammation biomarkers in plasma samples will be investigated in Lithuania and France (INSERM laboratory). Plasma samples will be taken during 4 hours after admission and frozen at -80ºC to allow batch analysis. The extensive evaluation of innovative ultrasound parameters of right ventricular structure and function will be performed in the early hospitalization period, along with standard echocardiography examination. The first database of AHF patients in Lithuania will provide demographic data and trends of morbidity and mortality, as well as analysis of diagnostic and prognostic value of novel biomarkers and echocardiography parameters in the Baltic region. Quantitative parameters of RV systolic function and deformation will be measured. It is expected that optimal use of novel biomarkers and reproducible echocardiography parameters in the setting of emergency and critical care would reduce unnecessary hospitalizations, cost and hospital length of stay without decrease in the quality of diagnostics and treatment. An estimation of correlation of echocardiographic parameters and biomarkers could help create an accurate algorithm for risk stratification and diagnosis of AHF in an emergency setting.
The Pilot study is designed to evaluate the overall safety and feasibility of a strategy based on subcutaneous delivery of furosemide. It will be used to inform the subsequent evaluation phase of the study (separate protocol). The primary objective of the study is to determine if a strategy of a novel subcutaneous delivery of furosemide is safe and feasible in patients with acute heart failure.
This project deals with exercise in acute heart failure in three different groups (conventional medical treatment; exercise with non-invasive ventilation and exercise with placebo of non-invasive ventilation).
In patients with advanced volume overload, minimally invasive ultrafiltration treatment in the acute phase can have a positive effect on clinical outcome. The aim is to collect treatment data in the context of a prospective registry of the safety and performance of minimally invasive ultrafiltration. The data will be recorded via an electronic case report form (eCRF); the eCRF runs on a server located in Germany and complies with current data protection regulations. It is intended to include about 300-500 patients with advanced volume overload at a minimum of 10 sites. In addition, data on a disease management programme (in-body measurement and home monitoring) will be recorded in up to 40 of these patients. The treatment data from each patient will be recorded over 12 months. An interim analysis will be performed after 150 patients have been observed for 6 months. The knowledge about ultrafiltration in volume overload obtained from the registry, in some cases in combination with a disease management programme, is intended to improve the body of evidence. In addition, the data will be used for hypothesis generation.
The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of moderate-to-severe Mitral Regurgitation (MR) in acute Heart Failure (HF) patients requiring hospital admission.
DiurHF is a prospective, multicenter, observational, study that compares continuous with intermittent infusion of furosemide in patients admitted with a diagnosis of ADHF. Previous pilot study design was planned to anticipate a larger multicenter trial able to definitively evaluate the optimal loop diuretic use strategy in patients with ADHF.