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An Examination of Palliative Care as Standard Practice for Heart Failure Patients


N/A
18 Years
N/A
Open (Enrolling)
Both
Heart Failure

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Trial Information

An Examination of Palliative Care as Standard Practice for Heart Failure Patients


Inclusion Criteria:



- Abbott Northwestern Hospital inpatient adults with a diagnosis of acute heart failure

Exclusion Criteria:

- Are not an inpatient at Abbott Northwestern Hospital

- Are in the ICU

- On a ventilator

- Are pre-or post heart transplant

- Have a ventricular assist device (VAD)

- Determined to be actively dying

- Have cognitive impairments such that informed consent would not be possible,

- Are not proficient in the English language

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Outcome Measure:

Is there an impact on quality of life with the addition of palliative care intervention?

Outcome Description:

Assessment Tools: *Quality of Life-Minnesota Living with Heart Failure questionnaire (MLHF)

Outcome Time Frame:

Change from baseline in quality of life score at 6 months

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Justin Kirven, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

3601-2

NCT ID:

NCT01519479

Start Date:

April 2012

Completion Date:

April 2014

Related Keywords:

  • Heart Failure
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Heart Failure
  • Palliative Care
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Heart Failure

Name

Location

Abbott Northwestern HospitalMinneapolis, Minnesota  55430