Screening Of Adult urBan pOpulation To diAgnose Heart Failure (SOBOTA-HF)
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Screening Of adult urBan pOpulation To diAgnose Heart Failure (SOBOTA-HF) is a cross-sectional prevalence study in a representative sample of Murska Sobota residents aged 55 years or more. Individuals will be invited to participate in a screening with NT-proBNP. All subjects with NT-proBNP ≥ 125 pg/mL will be invited for a diagnostic visit that will include history and physical examination, electrocardiogram, echocardiography, ankle brachial index, pulmonary function tests, body composition measurement, physical performance tests and questionnaires. To validate the screening procedure, a control group (NT-proBNP < 125 pg/mL) will undergo same diagnostic evaluation. An external center will validate echodardiography exams and the HF diagnosis will be adjudicated within an independent HF expert panel. Overall and age specific HF prevalence will be calculated in individuals ≥ 55 years and extrapolated to the whole population.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
55 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
60% of Murska Sobota residents aged 55 years or more
living in Murska Sobota
part of representative sample as selected by Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia