Congestive Heart Failure Trends in the Elderly 1970-94

This study has been completed.
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Identifier:
First received: May 25, 2000
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: August 2004
To investigate trends in the incidence and survival rates of congestive heart failure (CHF) in two successive cohorts of elderly people (1970-74, 1990-94) in a health maintenance organization (HMO).

Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Heart Failure, Congestive
Heart Failure

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Natural History

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Further study details as provided by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):

Study Start Date: July 1998
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2001
Detailed Description:


The study constituted part of a growing body of research designed to understand not only the secular trends in mortality, morbidity, survival, and disability levels for selected major chronic diseases among older persons in the United States, but also the implications of the findings for health care utilization.


The design was that of a retrospective study of successive cohorts of a well-defined and well-documented elderly population for the purpose of identifying and explaining trends in congestive heart failure (CHF) incidence, survival, comorbidities and health services utilization during the 25-year period 1970-1994. The study sample consisted of two successive period cohorts of elderly people, identified for each of two five-year periods, 1970-1974 and 1990-94. The study tested the following hypotheses: 1) incidence of CHF had decreased among the younger old (65-74 years of age); 2) incidence of CHF had increased among the older old (75 years of age or above); 3) one-year survival time had increased following onset of incident CHF; and 4) prevalence of hypertension had decreased and prevalence of myocardial infarction and other manifestations of coronary artery disease increased among incident cases of CHF.


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
No eligibility criteria
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00005499

Sponsors and Collaborators
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Investigator: William Barker Kaiser Foundation Research Institute
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00005499     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 5017 
Study First Received: May 25, 2000
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Failure
Heart Diseases processed this record on February 08, 2016