Determining When Patients Hospitalized With Acute Heart Failure Can Be Safely Sent Home (The DECIDE Study) (DECIDE)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 2, 2009
Last Update Posted : April 29, 2016
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Abbott Point of Care
Inovise Medical
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sean Collins, Vanderbilt University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine if certain findings (blood tests, symptom improvement, etc.) after acute heart failure treatment can identify a group of patients who are safe for early hospital discharge.

Condition or disease
Acute Heart Failure

Detailed Description:
A fundamental question faced by physicians treating acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) is "When has treatment worked sufficiently for safe discharge, and who requires further treatment?" Patients with ADHF have a high incidence of morbidity and mortality. Current guidelines for emergency department (ED) and hospital disposition of patients with ADHF are based on limited empirical evidence. This creates clinical uncertainty regarding disposition leads to prolonged hospitalizations, higher costs and increased resource consumption. The specific aim of the study is to develop a prediction rule from readily available clinical data to help physicians identify ADHF patients eligible for safe and early discharge from the ED and hospital after treatment is initiated.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 835 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Treatment Endpoints in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
Study Start Date : August 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2015

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MedlinePlus related topics: Heart Failure

Acute heart failure
Subjects with an ED diagnosis of acute decompensated heart failure .

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Heart-failure related adverse events [ Time Frame: Measured 5 days and 30 days after ED presentation ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients presenting to the emergency department who fulfill the modified Framingham criteria and are treated for acute heart failure.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Fulfill the modified Framingham criteria
  • Have baseline data available within 1 hour of initial ED therapy
  • Have previously documented systolic dysfunction (ejection fraction less than 50%) by echocardiogram
  • Willing and able to give informed consent

The exclusion criteria are:

  • Patients less than 18 years of age.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00911703

United States, Ohio
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45267
United States, Tennessee
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vanderbilt University
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Abbott Point of Care
Inovise Medical
Principal Investigator: Sean P. Collins, MD, MSc Vanderbilt University Emergency Medicine

Responsible Party: Sean Collins, Associate Proffesor of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University Identifier: NCT00911703     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 659
K23HL085387-06 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
K23HL085387-01A2 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: June 2, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 29, 2016
Last Verified: December 2014
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases