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Congestive Heart Failure Trials


“Conceptual Framework and PRO Strategy for Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: Concept Elicitation Study”

Study Objective: The objective of this interview study is to develop a conceptual framework to support adequate measurement of important patient focused aspects of heart failure following hospitalization for ADHF and Identify, modify or develop a Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) measure suitable to assess core symptoms and impacts associated with HF in the period prior to and following discharge from an acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) hospitalization as well as during stable periods of heart failure.

Eligibility: Participants who have a diagnosis of chronic heart failure as defined by at least two healthcare provider visits for heart failure in the past two years (these visits could have been outpatient visits or inpatient visits/hospitalizations, or a combination of the two), AND Hospitalization discharge for ADHF within 45 days of screening, OR No ADHF-related hospitalization in the past 6 months, and no unplanned medical encounter due to heart failure in the past 3 months, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) 20% or higher, New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class I (up to 20% of the stable patients enrolled), II, III, or IV., community dwelling (.e.g, not residing in an institutional setting such as a nursing home or assisted living, etc, and wiillingness to participate in an audio-recorded interview which will last approximately 60 minutes.

Principal Investigator: Kariann Abbate, MD

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