Enrollment in Heart Failure Registry Associated With Improved Survival

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Lars H. Lund, MD Phd, Assoc. Prof., FESC
Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, and
Department of Cardiology, Karolinska University Hospital

MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?

Response: Registries are accepted for quality reporting but it is actually unknown whether in heart failure they directly improve outcomes.

Here, enrollment in SwedeHF was strongly associated with reduced mortality.

MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report?

Response: If health care personnel report to heart failure registries that will also result in better care and ultimately better survival.

MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?

Response: The role of registries in improving utilization of evidence based care and outcomes should be further explored.

MedicalResearch.com: Is there anything else you would like to add?

Response: No disclosures related to the present work.

Unrelated disclosures: grants or honoraria from Novartis, AstraZeneca, Vifor Pharma, Boston Scientific, Relypsa
Study funded by Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation, Swedish Research Council, Stockholm County Council,

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Lund, L. H., Carrero, J.-J., Farahmand, B., Henriksson, K. M., Jonsson, Å., Jernberg, T. and Dahlström, U. (2017), Association between enrollment in a heart failure quality registry and subsequent mortality—a nationwide cohort study. European Journal of Heart Failure. doi: 10.1002/ejhf.762

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