Congestive Heart Failure Clinical Trials

Congestive Heart Failure studies recruiting patients for novel treatments. Filter by phase, distance, and inclusion criteria to find your perfect congestive heart failure clinical trial.

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Parasymfor Atrial Fibrillation

Recruiting
Oklahoma City, OK
18+
All Sexes
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Nocturnal Pacingfor Heart Failure

Recruiting
Burlington, VT
18+
All Sexes
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BAMS-HF Programfor Heart Failure

Waitlist Available
Aurora, CO
18+
All Sexes
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What are common treatments for congestive heart failure?

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This is an important database for assessing the effectiveness of HF therapies. The findings suggest that ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers may be effective in improving blood pressure and preventing worsening kidney function. ACE inhibitors may also reduce risk of stroke and mortality. Beta-blockers may improve survival by reducing the amount of fluid retained by the kidneys and therefore lowering blood pressure.

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Who should consider clinical trials for congestive heart failure?

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Clinical trials must be designed with special consideration given to the physiologic consequences of trial therapies. The initiation of clinical trials requires a careful assessment of which populations may benefit from intervention. Patients with chronic heart failure deserve aggressive investigation of promising therapies.

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What is congestive heart failure?

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In contemporary practice, few patients are identified as having CHF based on clinical presentation alone; however, CHF can be diagnosed confidently via echocardiographic and electrocardiographic findings suggestive of impaired left ventricular filling or systolic dysfunction.

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How many people get congestive heart failure a year in the United States?

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CHF incidence rates are increasing in U.S. population; however, this increase appears to be driven largely by older women, who are more likely to develop CHF with advancing age. Hospitals should implement CHF screening programs to improve the detection of CHF.

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Can congestive heart failure be cured?

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In a recent study, findings does not support claims for the cure of CHF. The small number of patients who had improvement may suggest an ongoing clinical response to treatment.

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What is the primary cause of congestive heart failure?

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The heart failure pattern in the UK is different from the US pattern. There appears to be a higher proportion of cases where cardiac pathology is predominantly non-ischaemic in origin. This should assist clinicians in deciding which therapies might be more appropriate for those patients.

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Have there been any new discoveries for treating congestive heart failure?

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With the current state of knowledge, we have seen no compelling evidence that has succeeded in improving the prognosis of CHF patients. The drugs used have all shown disappointing results, except for ACE inhibitors in particular. However, despite the absence of any convincing evidence of benefit in our patients, the use of these drugs has become widespread worldwide.

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Is cardiac resynchronization therapy beneficial in congestive heart failure patients with left bundle branch block?

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CRT may improve cardiac performance in CHF patients with LBBB; however, the effect may be related to the degree of left ventricular dysfunction rather than the presence of LBBB per se.

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Are patients with moderate to severe congestive heart failure at increased risk for recurrent hospitalization or death after cardiac surgery?

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Patients with CHF were at significantly higher risk of postoperative morbidity and mortality compared with patients without CHF. These data highlight the need for prospective studies to identify modifiable patient-specific factors and strategies to improve prognosis in CHF patients undergoing cardiac surgical procedures.

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Are depressed older adults more responsive to DTI than younger individuals?

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Older adults demonstrated greater neural activation during a visuospatial working memory task compared to their young counterparts. These differences were associated with depressive symptoms. Results from a recent paper suggest that older adults may represent a vulnerable group because of their heightened vulnerability to depression and cognitive dysfunction.

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Does low ejection fraction improve the outcome of cardiac resynchronization therapy?

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Low LVEF is associated with poor outcomes after CRT implantation and improved response to CRT is obtained in patients with LVEF<35%. Among patients with LVEF>35%, the improvement in QRS duration was associated with better outcomes.

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