CONNECT-HF is a nationwide clinical trial for people who are leaving the hospital after receiving treatment for heart failure. The trial will include 8000 people at 160 hospitals across the United States. The goal is to evaluate different ways of improving the overall quality of care available to people with heart failure, and to help them gain the greatest benefit from the treatments and health advice they receive.
An estimated 5.7 million adults in the United States have heart failure. These patients face limitations in their everyday lives. Yet, many of patients’ symptoms can be managed with the right medications, treatment plan, and prevention measures. Because many patients with heart failure can see great improvement in their health through an effective care plan, the researchers working on CONNECT-HF want to learn more about improving the quality of care related to heart failure.
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WHY Improve Care for
Heart Failure is the number one cause of hospital stays in people older than age 65. The United States faces 30 billion dollars each year in costs for heart failure care, including healthcare services, medications, and missed work.Heart failure affects nearly 5.7 million adults in the United States. About 400,000 to 700,000 people find out they have heart failure each year. That's a lot of people. Heart failure is part of the reason for 1 in 9 deaths in America. One in four patients in the hospital due to heart failure is in the hospital again within 30 days. The more times a patient stays in the hospital because of heart failure, the greater their risk is of dying from heart failure. Even though it affects many people, heart failure is often mistaken for other conditions, causing some patients to get an incorrect diagnosis.