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INTER - CHF

Official Title

An International registry to study the current causes, treatment, barriers to care and outcome of heart failure in Africa, Asia and South America

Status

Ongoing

Overview

To collect data on Heart failure (HF) in patients from lower and middle income countries to help fill in important gaps in the understanding of HF globally.

Study Design

Observational Registry Heart failure (HF) has been referred to as a global epidemic; yet, there is very little information from lower and middle income countries. INTER-CHF is a prospective registry conducted in 108 centers from 16 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America. Patients with a clinical diagnosis of HF were prospectively enrolled over one year in clinical outpatient and hospital inpatient health care settings. A total of 5802 patients with HF were recruited: 2660 from Asia, 1000 from the Middle East, 1293 from Africa and 849 from South America. Clinical outcomes (the primary endpoint is all-cause mortality at one year) will be assessed. INTER-CHF is the first registry to be conducted in HF patients in lower and middle income countries, and the information collected will help fill in important gaps in the understanding of HF globally

Primary Endpoint

All cause mortality at 1-year

Number of Patients

5800

Number of Sites

108

Number of Countries

16

Study Period

2012–2015

Principal Investigator

Hisham Dokainish

Program Manager

Kimberly Begley

Research Coordinator

Alex Grinvalds