“Biomarker Guided Discharge of Heart Failure Patients”
This is a multi-centre, single blind, randomized study. Patients admitted to hospital with acute decompensated heart failure will be randomized to biomarker guided discharge algorithm vs usual care in a 2:1 ratio. NTproBNP and other biomarkers will be measured within 24 hours of admission. The NTproBNP results will be used to further stratify participants randomized to the biomarker guided group into lower and medium to higher risk pathways. Biomarkers will be repeated after 2-3 days and again prior to discharge. Specific care pathways will be followed for each of the lower risk and medium-higher risk groups. Biomarkers will be repeated 30 days post discharge. Participants will be followed with a phone call at 3 months and return for a follow up visit at 6 months post discharge for outcome evaluation.
Biomarker guided discharge algorithm
participants randomized to the biomarker guided discharge algorithm will follow a pre-determined care pathway for treatment of heart failure symptoms based on admission NTproBNP levels
BiomarkeR cAndidates to Guide Discharge of Patients Admitted to Hospital With heARt Failure