Optimising Management of Patients with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction in Primary Care
We hypothesise that outcomes of patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) can be improved through an optimised management programme which would be based in primary care, in collaboration with specialist services. To develop this programme our study will seek better understanding of the needs and experiences of patients with HFpEF, their management in primary care and important outcomes. We will integrate findings from research with the expertise of clinicians and patients to develop the programme of optimised management.
Heart failure (HF) is a condition in which the heart does not work well to pump blood around the body. In this study we want to identify and follow a group of patients with this type of HF for a year to better understand their HF, their other conditions, needs for support, experience of treatment, and if they have problems requiring hospital care. We will collect information at the start, then 6 and 12 months later. We will use the information from the data collected and from a review of other studies, to develop the best (optimised) way of managing patients with collaboration between general practice and specialist services.
|Study Design:||Longitudinal cohort study|
Cambridge University Hospital NHS FT
Professor Christi Deaton