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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 81-84

Design and rationale of gulf documentation of ambulatory sick patients with heart failure (Gulf DYSPNEA) registry

1 Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait City, Kuwait
2 Department of Medicine, Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital, Kuwait City, Kuwait
3 Department of Cardiology, Al Dabbous Cardiac Centre, Kuwait City, Kuwait
4 Department of Cardiology, Sabah Al-Ahmed Cardiac Center, Kuwait City, Kuwait
5 Mohammed Bin Salman Al Khalifa Cardiac Centre, Bahrain Defence Force Hospital, Manama, Bahrain
6 Department of Cardiology, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Manama, Bahrain
7 Department of Cardiology, Royal Hospital, Muscat, Oman
8 Department of Cardiology, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
9 Department of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
10 Department of Cardiology, Cardiac Sciences Institute, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
11 Department of Cardiology, Rashid Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
12 Department of Cardiology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

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Prof. Mohammad Zubaid
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University
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Aim: The aim of this study is to describe the clinical characteristics of ambulatory patients with chronic heart failure (HF) in the Arabian Gulf and to examine several aspects including types of HF, causes, and adherence to management guidelines. Methods: Gulf documentation of ambulatory sick patients with HF (Gulf DYSPNEA) registry is a multicenter, cross-sectional study, recruiting adult ambulatory HF patients from 24 hospitals in five Arabian Gulf countries. Consecutive patients are recruited prospectively from participating clinics with no follow-up data collection. Recruitment started on November 07, 2016 and will stop when 3,500 patients are enrolled in this study. Collected data explore demographics, baseline patient characteristics, symptoms, previous medical history, comorbidities, physical signs, presenting electrocardiogram, echocardiographic findings, types of HF, and management. Conclusion: This registry is expected to provide useful data on several important aspects and features of ambulatory patients with chronic HF in Arabian Gulf countries. The trial registration number is “ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT02793180”.

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