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The purpose of this study is to obtain a single-center safety and feasibility data on patients managed with a single anti-thrombotic therapy and the incidence of thrombotic adverse events associated with HeartMate 3 LVAS therapy.
This prospective study is a pilot study for evaluating a guidance system that aims to facilitate high-quality echocardiographic acquisitions.
Clinicians slated for virtual visit rollout will be randomized (stratified by department) to either receive immediate virtual visit on-boarding (intervention arm) or delayed (3-months later) virtual visit on-boarding (control arm). The investigators plan to enroll no more than 200 clinicians. Any clinician in a department selected by the Brigham Health Virtual Care team for access to virtual visits is eligible, unless s/he saw less than 20 patients monthly over the last 6 months. The Brigham Health Virtual Care team will onboard all clinicians and provide virtual visit support as per their usual protocol. The primary study endpoint is third-available appointment, a well-adopted measure of access. Other secondary endpoints revolve around continuity, efficiency, utilization, safety, cost, and patient experience.
The primary objective of the study is to compare efficacy of metolazone and chlorothiazide as add-on therapy in patients refractory to loop diuretics with heart failure with a reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). This will be a single-center randomized pilot study.
Cardiac surgery can be not infrequently complicated by cardiac low-output syndrome due to critical preoperative conditions such as cardiogenic shock, poor left ventricular function and severe myocardial ischemia. Suboptimal myocardial protection, technical errors at graft anastomoses or of prosthesis implantation, and hibernating myocardium may further contribute to cardiac low-output syndrome occurring immediately or shortly after cardiac surgery. In this setting, veno-arterial extracorporeal oxygenation (VA-ECMO) is the only means to provide cardiopulmonary support to recovery or as bridge to transplantation. Data on the real benefit of VA-ECMO after cardiac surgery is limited and often derived from heterogeneous patient populations, which prevent conclusive results on the benefits of VA-ECMO in this setting. This issue will be investigated in the present retrospective European multicenter study. In this setting, veno-arterial extracorporeal oxygenation (VA-ECMO) is the only means to provide cardiopulmonary support to recovery or as bridge to transplantation. Data on the real benefit of VA-ECMO after cardiac surgery is limited and often derived from heterogeneous populations of patients who underwent different cardiac procedures. Patients with cardiac low-output after surgery for aortic dissection or valve surgery are expected to have different baseline characteristics (such as age and comorbidities) and underlying cardiac disease than patients undergoing isolated coronary surgery. Furthermore, available studies included patients operated two decades ago and this does not provide an exact measure of the benefits of this treatment strategy. The possible benefits of using VA-ECMO after adult cardiac surgery will be investigated in this retrospective European multicenter study.
The HOME PREDICT HF study looks at new ways to predict hospitalizations for heart failure. We will use a set of devices at home and surveys to collect information about patient's health. This study uses the Eureka app, a new study app developed by the University of California, San Francisco. The study is designed to happen remotely, using this application on a patient's smartphone, so that is as convenient as possible to participate.
The purpose of this research is to develop patient-centered palliative care interventions to improve patient-provider communication and Quality of Life (QoL) of ethnic and racial minority patients living with life-limiting illnesses. Eliciting personal experiences is an effective way for patients to communicate their cultural values and beliefs. This study will assess how to integrate the patients' personal experience narratives into the electronic health record (EHR). The primary hypothesis is that the implementation of a patient-centered intervention to elicit personal experiences that are included in the EHR will improve patient-provider communication and patients' QoL.
The DERIVATE study was conceived to integrate the information resulted from clinical data, transthoracic echocardiography, and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging to provide a more reliable risk stratification in patients affected by heart failure (HF) and worthy of prophylactic implanted cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy. The main purposes of this multicenter registry are to: 1) determine CMR findings, and specifically late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) features, T1 mapping, and extracellular volume (ECV) that predict sudden cardiac death (SCD) and ventricular arrhythmia; 2) provide a comprehensive clinical and imaging score that effectively improves the selection of patients who deserve a prophylactic ICD therapy; 3) evaluate the contribution of machine learning to predict major adverse cardiac events (MACE) as compared to standard clinical scores.
This retrospective observation is to investigate the incidence,clinical outcomes and prognosis of hospitalized heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) in patients with acute myocardial infarction(AMI).
This study aims to assess the effectiveness of a social incentive-based gamification intervention to increase physical activity in the 3 months after hospital discharge.