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

Alan B. Storrow, Christopher J. Lindsell, Sean P. Collins, Deborah B. Diercks, Gerasimos S. Filippatos, Brian C. Hiestand, Judd E. Hollander, J. Douglas Kirk, Phillip D. Levy, Chadwick D. Miller, Allen J. Naftilan, Richard M. Nowak, Peter S. Pang, W. Frank Peacock, Mihai Gheorghiade, John G.F. Cleland

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)822-832
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Volume60
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 28 2012

Keywords

  • acute heart failure
  • emergency department
  • reporting criteria
  • study design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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