Standardized reporting criteria for studies evaluating suspected acute heart failure syndromes in the emergency department

Storrow, A. B. et al. (2012) Standardized reporting criteria for studies evaluating suspected acute heart failure syndromes in the emergency department. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 60(9), pp. 822-832. (doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2012.03.072) (PMID:22917006)

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Abstract

Heart failure requiring urgent therapy represents a burgeoning health care burden. Although acute heart failure syndromes are commonly defined as a change in chronic heart failure signs and symptoms requiring urgent therapy, the presentation, development, and response to treatment is highly dependent on individual patient characteristics. This heterogeneity has led to challenges in interpreting widely differing study methods, including eligibility requirements and outcome measures. To improve interpretation of results and translate such information to better patient care, it is essential to present an accurate description of the patient population and study design. Based on existing recommendations and expert consensus, the authors present standardized reporting criteria to improve interpretability of research in this challenging cohort.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cleland, Professor John
Authors: Storrow, A. B., Lindsell, C. J., Collins, S. P., Diercks, D. B., Filippatos, G. S., Hiestand, B. C., Hollander, J. E., Kirk, J. D., Levy, P. D., Miller, C. D., Naftilan, A. J., Nowak, R. M., Pang, P. S., Peacock, W. F., Gheorghiade, M., and Cleland, J. G.F.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Robertson Centre
Journal Name:Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0735-1097
ISSN (Online):1558-3597
Published Online:20 August 2012

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