Improvements in Signs and Symptoms During Hospitalization for Acute Heart Failure Follow Different Patterns and Depend on the Measurement Scales Used: An International, Prospective Registry to Evaluate the Evolution of Measures of Disease Severity in Acute Heart Failure (MEASURE-AHF)

Larry A. Allen, Marco Metra, Olga Milo-Cotter, Gerasimos Filippatos, Leonardo H. Reisin, Daniel R. Bensimhon, Edoardo G. Gronda, Paolo Colombo, G. Michael Felker, Livio Dei Cas, Dimitrios T. Kremastinos, Christopher M. O'connor, Gadi Cotter, Beth A. Davison, Howard C. Dittrich, Eric J. Velazquez

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Abstract

Background: The natural evolution of signs and symptoms during acute heart failure (AHF) is poorly characterized. Methods and Results: We followed a prospective international cohort of 182 patients hospitalized with AHF. Patient-reported dyspnea and general well-being (GWB) were measured daily using 7-tier Likert (-3 to +3) and visual analog scales (VAS, 0-100). Physician assessments were also recorded daily. Mean age was 69 years and 68% had ejection fraction

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)777-784
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Cardiac Failure
Volume14
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008

Keywords

  • Congestive heart failure
  • dyspnea
  • end point determination
  • exacerbation
  • physical examination
  • treatment outcome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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