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French Observatory on Hospitalizations in Cardiology of Patients of 80 Years and Over (OCTOCARDIO)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Moubarak Ghassan, French Cardiology Society Identifier:
First received: April 16, 2010
Last updated: June 15, 2012
Last verified: June 2012

Because of increased life expectancy and improved therapeutic methods in cardiology, the proportion of very old patients with cardiovascular disease increases. However, clinical practice "in real life" are still insufficiently known in this population. The recommendations still lack of studies specifically devoted to elderly or very elderly, an extrapolation of data based on evidence obtained in younger populations.

This is a multicenter observational study during a day. On this day, all participating centers fill a questionnaire for each patient 80 years or older hospitalized in their service.

Cardiovascular Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: French Observatory on Hospitalizations in Cardiology of Patients of 80 Years and Over

Further study details as provided by Moubarak Ghassan, French Cardiology Society:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of patients for which national guidelines were followed [ Time Frame: 1 day ]
    Evaluate clinical practice and particularly the monitoring of recommendations of international scientific societies in the population of very elderly (≥ 80 years)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of patients aged 80 and older hospitalized in the university and non university [ Time Frame: 1 day ]
    Better understand the demographics of cardiology services in France (Demography)

Enrollment: 534
Study Start Date: October 2009
Study Completion Date: June 2010
Primary Completion Date: October 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Patients aged 80 years and older
Patients aged 80 years and older and hospitalized in a cardiology department

Detailed Description:

Information about the center will be collected: non-university or university center, presence of coronary angiography room, number of beds, number of patients 80 years or older hospitalized in the day of the investigation.

The questionnaire is designed to:

  • Know the history of cardiovascular and noncardiovascular patient and degree of dependence
  • Know the reason for hospitalization
  • Evaluate the diagnostic and therapeutic already implemented or planned for this patient

The day of the survey, information on each patient 80 years or older hospitalized in the service will be collected:

  • Patient Data: date of birth, sex, status. The patient identification data (name, surname, address) will not be collected.
  • Patient History: date of last hospitalization, life, cardiovascular risk factors, cardiovascular and non cardiovascular history, date of last hospitalization, life
  • Circumstances of admission: course of care before admission, admission to intensive care unit or hospital unit classical primary diagnosis and diagnosis (s) partner (s)
  • Initial assessment: treatment admission, major hemodynamic, electrocardiographic and biological
  • Regarding the current hospitalization: diagnosis already implemented or planned (echocardiography, angiography, electrophysiological study, etc ...), therapeutic methods already implemented or planned angioplasty, percutaneous valve intervention, conventional or biventricular stimulation, cardiac surgery, medication
  • Become of the patient after hospitalization
  • The clinician's subjective impressions about the condition of the patient and monitoring recommendations
  • Assessment of addiction: ADL Scale

No monitoring of patients is contemplated.


Ages Eligible for Study:   80 Years and older   (Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients aged 80 years and older and hospitalized in a cardiology department which participate in this study.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient aged 80 years or more
  • Patient present in a cardiology service in the morning (8:00 to 12:00) the day of the survey
  • Admission to the service took place on the survey day or in the 15 days preceding the survey.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient with age <80 years.
  • Patient who have expressed a refusal to participate in the study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01121679

Lariboisiere Hospital
Paris, France
Sponsors and Collaborators
French Cardiology Society
  More Information

Responsible Party: Moubarak Ghassan, Assistant Professor, French Cardiology Society Identifier: NCT01121679     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09472
Study First Received: April 16, 2010
Last Updated: June 15, 2012

Keywords provided by Moubarak Ghassan, French Cardiology Society:
Older patients
Aged, 80 and Over

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017