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Disease or Condition   Heart / Congested Heart Failure
Title   Congested Heart Failure Telemanagement Pilot Study (Heart / Congested Heart Failure)
Description   This pilot study seeks to utilize new developments in telecommunications technology coupled with nursing protocol-based interventions (telemanagement) to reduce heart failure readmissions, length of stay and associated hospital costs.
IRB Number   Pro2593
Inclusion/Notes   INCLUSION:
  • 21 years of age or older.

  • Able to read and understand English.

  • Must currently be hospitalized in a THR facility.

  • Admitted for Acute HF or have a diagnosis of Acute HF during the current hospital admission.

  • Weight =440 lbs (200 kg).

EXCLUSION:
  • Significant cancers or severe comorbidities (ESRD, Severe COPD, etc.).

  • Survival expectancy <6 months.

  • Being discharged to Hospice care, skilled nursing unit, continued care facility, nursing home or rehab facility.

  • Hx of dementia, Alzheimer’s, etc.

  • Unable to understand and follow directions.
Status   Recruiting
Location   Texas Health Research & Education Institute
Principal Name    Martin Russel Berk MD
Contact Name   Tamara Plant
Phone   (817) 820-4954

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