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Risk Factors of the Revisit of the Adult Heart Failure Patients in Emergency Department Siriraj Hospital

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Mahidol University Identifier:
First received: June 9, 2011
Last updated: June 14, 2011
Last verified: June 2011
To identify the risk factors of the revisit of the adult HF patients in emergency department.

Condition Intervention
Congestive Heart Failure
Renal Insufficiency
Other: Patient charts reviewing

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Risk Factors of the Revisit of the Adult Heart Failure Patients in Emergency Department in Siriraj Hospital: The One Year Period.

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Further study details as provided by Mahidol University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of HF patients who were revisited emergency department before the appointment date. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    All HF-peatient charts were reviewed and divided in revisit group and non revisit group.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Characteristics of the patients in revisit group [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    The Characteristics of the patients in both groups such as underlying diseases, ejection fraction, and time for treating in emergency department. The results were compared to find the relation between both groups.

Enrollment: 533
Study Start Date: April 2009
Study Completion Date: February 2010
Primary Completion Date: September 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
HF patients who revisit the emergency department before the next appointment date.
Other: Patient charts reviewing
Reviewing chart and identifying risk factors
HF patients who follow up on the appointment date.
Other: Patient charts reviewing
Reviewing chart and identifying risk factors

Detailed Description:

Because heart failure (HF) is the leading cause of hospitalization and readmission in many hospitals worldwide.

Identifying the risk factors of these HF patients in emergency department is the important reason for the proper management of the HF patients in the future. And can reduce number of hospitalization and readmission in our hospital.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Medical records of 533 patients,who visited the emergency department with the diagnosis of HF (ICD-10 I500, I501 and I509) in the period from 1st Jan 2008 to 31st Dec 2008, were reviewed.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients age from 18 years old
  • Patients who were diagnosed HF by the Framingham's criteria10
  • Patients who were discharged home from emergency department

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients age less than 18 years old
  • Patients who not met Framingham's criteria, needed hospital admission, were referred to other hospital, and death
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01373775

Emergency department, Siriraj hospital
Bangkok, Thailand, 10700
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mahidol University
Principal Investigator: Phuriphong Songarj, MD Department of Anesthesiology
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Phuriphong Songarj, Department of Anesthesiology Identifier: NCT01373775     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 740/2551(EC1)
Study First Received: June 9, 2011
Last Updated: June 14, 2011

Keywords provided by Mahidol University:
Heart failure
Emergency room

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Renal Insufficiency
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases processed this record on May 22, 2017