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The goal of this study is to determine if sleep disordered breathing results in a measurable degree of overnight myocardial stress/injury in patients with acutely decompensated congestive heart failure. A secondary goal is to determine of a period of medical management attenuates this sleep disordered breathing-induced cardiac injury in this patient population.
AZD9977 is an oral, selective mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) modulator. AZD9977 is a partial antagonist and partial agonist in reporter gene assays and has a different interaction pattern with the MR compared to eplerenone. This study will assess the pharmacokinetics (PK) of four different Formulations of AZD9977 (Part A) and influence of food and lower dose of a selected formulation (Part B) in healthy male subjects.
Out-of-hospital care of complex diseases, such as heart failure, is transitioning from an individual patient-doctor relationship to population health management strategies. As an example, at our institution, medication therapy management (MTM) pharmacists are being deployed to patients with heart failure with the intent of improving patient outcomes (through proper medication management and adherence) while reducing cost (e.g., keeping these patients out of the hospital). The success of such strategies will be dependent on the ability to effectively direct scarce resources to deliver appropriate/needed care to patients. In this prospective, pragmatic randomized and matched controlled study, we hypothesize that the combination of accurate, data-driven benefit models and MTM pharmacist intervention in patients with heart failure will result in reduced 1-year mortality and hospital admissions. Using our extensive historical electronic health record data, we have developed a machine learning model that, for individual patients with heart failure, predicts risk and benefit (that is, reduction in risk) associated with closing specific "care gaps". These care gaps represent standard evidence-based treatments that may be missing for an individual patient, such as beta blockers or flu shots. We will use this model to define three cohorts to be studied: 1) a high risk/high benefit group to be referred for MTM pharmacist intervention, 2) a high risk/high benefit group to continue with existing standard of care (not necessarily involving MTM pharmacy), and 3) a high risk/low benefit group to be referred for MTM pharmacist intervention. Comparison of groups 1 and 2 (for which assignment is randomized) will evaluate the effectiveness of the MTM pharmacy intervention, while comparison of groups 1 and 3 will evaluate the accuracy of the benefit model prediction and importance of appropriate patient selection for treatment. The primary study outcomes will be mortality and number of hospital admissions during 1-year follow-up following study enrollment.
This is a prospective, single-arm, non-randomized, non-blinded study designed to characterize the locations of His Bundle (HB) pacing that results in correction of electrical dyssynchrony and to characterize morphology and activation time of local intracardiac electrogram (IEGM) with an electro-anatomical mapping system during a device implant procedure and secondarily to assess the efficacy of HB pacing or HB plus LV pacing (when indicated) in correction of electrical dyssynchrony in heart failure patients with left bundle branch block.
It is the aim of the study to prove, if intravenous supplementation with ferric carboxymaltose in iron-deficient patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) leads to better exercise training effects compared to exercise training without previous iron supplementation.
AZD9977 is an oral, selective mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) modulator. AZD9977 is a partial antagonist and partial agonist in reporter gene assays and has a different interaction pattern with the MR compared to eplerenone. This study will assess the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics (PK) of AZD9977, following oral administration of single and multiple ascending dose of AZD9977.
This study will test the quality of physician care decisions using a patient-simulation based measurement and feedback approach that combines multiple-choice care decisions with real-time, personalized scoring and feedback. The study will also measure the impact of gaming-inspired competition and motivation, including a weekly leaderboard, to improve evidence-based care decisions. In addition, the study the test the impact of CME and MOC credits on participant engagement in the process.
ICU patients with severe heart or lung failure may require an external device called extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to oxygenate their blood. The use of ECMO is rapidly increasing. It has the capability to completely replace a non-functioning heart or lungs for days to weeks, but ECMO patients only have a 42% hospital survival rate. ECMO use is associated with significant costs and risks, and it needs experienced staff. To better manage this complex intervention, the investigators need to have quality data on patients who require ECMO. The aim of EXCEL is to create a bi-national network of integrated care that will identify best practice and cost effectiveness for patients suffering from acute cardiac failure, lung failure, or cardiac arrest and require ECMO. The investigators will collect information on 525 ECMO patients while in the ICU and the investigators aim to utilise telephone follow-up of survivors to assess disability free survival, quality of life and other long term outcomes at 6 and 12 months. Information collected will be stored in the EXCEL database and will be periodically reviewed to address safety concerns, clinical questions and process of care issues. Data will be collected over a 3 year period.
Polypharmacy is common among older adults in the United States and is associated with harms such as adverse drug reactions and higher costs of care. This pilot-phase project is designed to test two electronic health record (EHR)-based behavioral economic nudges to help primary care clinicians reduce the rate of high-risk polypharmacy among their older adult patients.
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) is an established treatment for patients with systolic heart failure and bundle branch block, improving functional capacity, quality of life and reducing morbi-mortality. However, one-third of patients are non-responders. Among factors associated with non-response, suboptimal electrical settings of the device, i.e. inadequate pacing vector selection and atrioventricular (AV) delay, is an important cause. The aim of the study is to investigate whether the optimization of CRT settings (pacing vector and AV delay) results in improved clinical and echocardiographic outcomes in a non-responder CRT population after 6 months of therapy.