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Registry to Improve the Use of Evidence-Based Heart Failure Therapies in the Outpatient Setting

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Trial Conditions
  • Heart Failure, Congestive
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Ventricular Dysfunction, Left
What is the purpose of this trial?

The purpose of this study is to characterize current management of patients with either heart failure or prior myocardial infarction and left ventricular dysfunction and to assess the effect of education, specific clinical guidelines, reminder systems, comprehensive disease state management tools, benchmarked quality reports, and academic detailing on the use of evidence-based heart failure therapies in cardiology practices. This study is a quality improvement initiative that is being conducted through review of patient records.

Date & Status


Who can Participate?


18 and older



Inclusion Criteria:

- 18 years of age or older

- Primary or secondary diagnosis of heart failure or prior myocardial infarction (heart

- Moderate-to-severe left ventricular dysfunction (LVD) as demonstrated by an ejection
fraction < or equal 35% and/or a qualitative assessment of LVD of moderate-to-severe or
severe LVD

- Patient has been seen at the clinic at least twice in the past 2 years

- Patient received care from the physician participating in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

- Patient has died

- Patient is not expected to survive for 12 months due to medical conditions other than
heart failure

- Patient has undergone heart transplant surgery

Gender: Both
Steward Physician(s)
  • Gregg Fonarow, MD
  • Clyde Yancy, MD
Physician Researcher

Investigator Name:

  • Gregg Fonarow, MD
  • Clyde Yancy, MD

Other Information

Sponsor: Medtronic Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management
Phase: N/A
Trial ID: NCT00303979
Volunteers:  Not Accepting Healthy Volunteers

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