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Patients with Chronic Heart Failure diagnosed and conventional treated, but still symptomatic (i.e. breathlessness, fatigue) is invited. Eligible patients are randomised to (1) care as usual (i.e. optimized medical treatment) or (2) care as usual (i.e. optimized medical treatment) in combination with an 8-week mindfulness-based educational and training program. Specific research questions: - How are self-reported symptoms of breathlessness, fatigue, difficult sleeping, anxiety and depression affected by a mindfulness-based educational and training program (MBI)? - Does the implementation of an 8-week Mindfulness-based program have any impact on personal experiences of well-being and health? - What effects does an 8-week MBI have on objective signs of importance for the progression of heart failure?
Introduction: Heart failure (HF) is considered an epidemic with high morbidity and mortality that imposes limitations on affected individuals, decreases the quality of life, restricts social life and makes it difficult to carry out daily activities including work. Almost 50% of diagnosed patients are readmitted in less than 90 days after discharge. Therefore, rehospitalization is considered as a predictive cause of the increased risk of intrahospital death in patients hospitalized with HF due to underlying disease. Related to chronic diseases, self-care is essential in maintaining physical and psychological well-being because it corroborates the success of the treatment. The patient's observational and resolving capacity is necessary in view of the appearance of signs and symptoms that would be postponed or alienated and would end up in hospital. Objective: To verify whether an intervention focused on self-care reduces the number of readmissions, improves quality of life and provides greater post-traumatic growth in patients with HF. Method: Randomized clinical trial, parallel by intention to treat, with blinding for evaluation of outcomes. Adult patients who were admitted to a Hospital in the Serra Gaúcha and who were identified as having HF by the attending physician will be included. Upon discharge, patients will leave the hospital with a date and time to return to the HF Ambulatory. In the first consultation, patients will be invited to participate in the study and will answer a nursing screening instrument and the following instruments: WHOQOL-BREF and ICPT (respectively, quality of life and post-traumatic growth). In order of date and time when signing the informed consent form, patients will be randomized in 1: 1. From the second consultation, the intervention group will be followed up for guidance on the disease and treatment, totaling 12 sessions in 6 months. The control group will go through medical consultations as instructed by the doctor and will not receive intervention for health education by the nurse. After the end of the treatment, the patients will be followed in order to verify the occurrence of new hospitalizations in 6 months and in 1 year. At the end of 1 year the instruments will be replicated. Results: It is expected to enable the patient to remain free of the symptoms of the disease, following the prescribed treatment and being able to recognize any changes that signal an aggravation of the disease. It is hoped that the intervention in health education can decrease the rate of rehospitalization of patients, improve the quality of life and provide greater post-traumatic growth in patients with HF.
Background: Heart failure (HF) is a public health burden. Studies have shown a link between inflammation, myocardial dysfunction, and HF. Researchers want to use psoriasis as a disease model of chronic inflammation to further study the link between inflammation and myocardial dysfunction. Objective: To learn if chronic inflammation affects the heart and if taking a biological medicine for chronic inflammation helps improve how the heart works. Eligibility: Adults ages 18 and older who have moderate to severe psoriasis, and healthy adult volunteers. Design: Participants will be screened with a medical history. They may take a pregnancy test. Healthy volunteers will have 1 visit. Those with psoriasis will have a second visit 1 year later. Participants may give blood samples. They may have a heart function test. They may have a heart imaging test, and may get a contrast agent. If so, it will be injected into a vein. Participants may have positron emission tomography/computed tomography tests. They will lie on their back on a padded table with their arms straight overhead. They may get radioactive drugs through an intravenous (IV) catheter. They will get stress medicines through the IV. These drugs mimic exercise and increase blood flow through the heart. Participants may have cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. The scanner is a large tube. Participants will lie on a table that slides in and out of the tube. They will get gadolinium contrast in a vein to improve the pictures. They may get stress medicines. Coils will be used to help make the pictures. Participation for healthy volunteers will last 1-2 days. Participation for those with psoriasis will last 14 months.
The purpose of the BIO-AffectDX Study is to prospectively evaluate improvement from baseline in heart failure subjects with atrial fibrillation (AF) implanted with a two-lead CRT-DX system, with emphasis on a comparison of patient outcomes between AF subtypes.
The purpose of the DAPA-VOLVO trial is to investigate the effects of Dapagliflozin on top of recommended standard therapy on volume status and vascular function in clinically stable heart failure patients after hospitalization because of an acute decompensated heart failure event.
The study will include patients scheduled for transvenous pacemaker- or implantable defibrillator surgery, where venous access is necessary for lead implantation. A 1:1 randomization will be performed to either standard access (at the discretion of the surgeon) or ultrasound-guided using a wireless vascular transducer (Siemens Freestyle). Primary outcome is mean time to vascular access. In addition, success rate, complication rate and total procedure time will be measured.
Chronic diseases are frequent (around 10% of the total population and 30% after 60 years) and accelerate age-related functional decline. Concerning cross-border patients, use of health services can be delayed given the distances, the lack of rapid road access and the limited availability of public transport and the complex organization of coordinated care. One of the ways to reduce acute exacerbations and preserve the quality of life of patients is to detect warning signs early. One of the ways to do this is to use new communication technologies.
Prospective, randomized, controlled, open label, trial of LVAD patients with 1:1 randomization to either apixaban or warfarin.
To capture safety when Forxiga is administered to patients with HF in clinical practice after launch
The CARE-HK in HF is a registry study based on the hypothesis that adherence to guidelines is associated with improved real-world outcomes for heart failure (HF) patients. For the purpose of this study, adherence to guidelines is defined as 1) adherence to potassium (sK+) monitoring recommendations, and 2) adherence to renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitor (RAASi) treatment recommendations, according to the most current local guidelines at the time of assessment. The study aims to evaluate real-world RAASi treatment patterns in clinical practice compared with the guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT) recommendations. Factors associated with patients achieving GDMT will be evaluated to identify potential barriers.