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AcoustiCareTM is a non-invasive clinical tool used for the detection of intracardiac pressures using heart sounds in patients with heart failure.
While preliminary data show that oral nicotinamide riboside (NR) supplementation increases myocardial levels of oxidized nicotine-adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) levels in mice, there has been no direct evidence that suggests oral NR increases NAD+ levels or improves mitochondrial function in human hearts. This Pilot Study is designed to obtain feasibility data for a planned, larger study testing the hypothesis that oral NR supplementation will increase myocardial NAD+ levels and improve cardiomyocyte mitochondrial function in participants with advanced heart failure planned for elective left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. To demonstrate safety and feasibility of NR in this patient population, the investigators propose to enroll 5 participants planned for LVAD implantation in a Pilot Study of NR in which participants will receive NR, up-titrated over 3 days to a final NR dose of 1000mg twice daily. Blood and myocardial tissue analyses collected previously from age- and gender-matched LVAD recipients will serve as controls.
This study is design to assess two levels of dietary sodium intake in the treatment of patients with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure.
This study is a randomized clinical trial of an intervention to improve outcomes for patients and their family by using ICU nurse facilitators to support, model, and teach communication strategies that enable patients and their families to secure care in line with patients' goals of care over an illness trajectory, beginning in the ICU and continuing to care in the community.
This is a multi-center observational non-interventional prospective study. A Single-arm, open, database establishment for R&D purposes when R&D data will be analyzed retrospectively for efficacy at the end of the study. The study will be conducted in the following settings: Hospital and at home.
Heart failure (HF) with preserved (HFpEF) or reduced (HFrEF) ejection fraction is associated with poor prognosis and quality of life. While the incidence of HFrEF is declining and HF treatment is effective, HFpEF is increasing, with no established therapy. PREFERS Stockholm is an epidemiological study with the aim of improving clinical care and research in HF and to find new targets for drug treatment in HFpEF starting with a cardiac biopsy study in elective CABG patiens.
A prospective, multi-national, open-label clinical study which is conducted to asses the safety, feasibility and performance of the TRVD™ System in hospital-admitted patients with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure (ADHF) and evidence of reduced left ventricular ejection fraction. The study will include patients who present with significant venous congestion, as evidenced by clinical, laboratory and imaging signs of fluid retention. Study participation, for each enrolled subject, will last approximately 3 months post index procedure. Patients will be evaluated from enrollment until hospital discharge, then at 30, 60, and 90 days post procedure.
Heart transplantation is a life saving therapy for people with end stage heart failure. Acute rejection, a process where the immune system recognizes the transplanted heart as foreign and mounts a response against it, remains a clinical problem despite improvements in immunosuppressive drugs. Acute rejection occurs in 20-30% of patients within the first 3 months post-transplant, and is currently detected by highly invasive heart tissue biopsies that happen 12-15 times in the first year post-transplant. Replacing the biopsy with a simple blood test is of utmost value to patients and will reduce healthcare costs. The goal of our project is to develop a new blood test to monitor heart transplant rejection. Advances in biotechnology have enabled simultaneous measurement of many molecules (e.g., proteins, nucleic acids) in blood, driving the development of new diagnostics. Our team is a leader in using computational tools to combine information from numerous biological molecules and clinical data to generate "biomarker panels" that are more powerful than existing diagnostic tests. Our sophisticated analytic methods has recently derived HEARTBiT, a promising test of acute rejection comprising 9 RNA biomarkers, from the measurement of 30,000 blood molecules in 150 Canadian heart transplant patients. Our objective is to study a custom-built HEARTBiT test in a setting and on a technology that enable clinical adoption. We will evaluate the new test on 400 new patients from 5 North American transplant centres. We will also track patients' HEARTBiT scores over time to help predict future rejection, and explore use of proteins and micoRNAs to improve HEARTBiT. Our work will provide the basis for a future clinical trial. The significance of this work rests in that it will provide a tool to identify acute cardiac rejection in a fast, accurate, cost-effective and minimally invasive manner, allowing for facile long-term monitoring and therapy tailoring for heart transplant patients.
This pilot study is designed as a multi-centre cohort study determining the degree of LV reverse remodeling in patients with intermediate QRS widths (120-149ms) who undergo CRT implant with transseptal LV leads, and comparing to the average expected reverse remodeling rate in patients with standard transvenous coronary sinus leads and QRS widths ≥150ms.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical utility of comprehensive medication monitoring using the Patient Medication Profile to improve heart failure patient medication therapy and associated outcomes relative to usual care in a hospital setting.