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Disease or Condition   Congestive Heart Failure
Title   Heart Failure Telemangement Research Project
Description   The purpose of this study is prevent heart failure patients from being re-admitted to the hospital. Once enrolled on the study, patients will call a toll-free number every day and answer a series of questions about their heart failure and enter their weight over the telephone. A nurse will monitor the responses and call the patient if they have any problems. The study will last 3 years.
IRB Number   Pro109
Inclusion/Notes   INCLUSION:
  • Men and women 21 years or older.

  • Must have an admission for a diagnosis of heart failure within the previous 12 months.

  • Must be able to read and understand the consent form in English.

  • Must have daily access to a telephone.

EXCLUSION:
  • Patients under the age of 21.

  • Patients who are unable to read and understand an English consent form.

  • Patients who have been diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), or are
    receiving dialysis.

  • Patients who are under Hospice care.

  • Patients who permanently live in a skilled nursing facility.

  • Patients who are not physically/mentally able to self manage.
Status   Completed
Location   All THR facilities
Principal Name    Vinit Rashbihari Lal MD
Contact Name   Patrick Dwyer, RN
Phone   (214) 345-8308

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