HEARTS "Heart function Assessment Registry Trial in Saudi Arabia" is a national medical registry of the heart failure disease in all major geographical regions of Saudi Arabia
The main goal of Hearts registry is to study the current practice patterns in the management of patients with acute HF in order to assess the gap between practice & evidence to improve the quality of cardiac care provided to such large population.
A furthermore strategic goal of this study is to establish heart function clinics across the country that will reduce the morbidity and hopefully the mortality of the heart failure disease by managing high-risk chronic HF patients.
" The right treatment for the right patients at the right time: turning evidence into action in patients with heart failure. "
To improve the morbidity and mortality of acute and chronic heart failure patients by improvement of evidence-based therapies and establishment of disease management programs.
Several medical professional entities are integrated in HEARTS registry & represented by the Principal Coordinating Center, the Steering Committee, the satellite site principal investigators, & professional research assistants. The Principal Coordinating Center is chaired by Dr. Khalid F. AlHabib, Assistant Professor of Medicine & Head of Cardiology Dept. at King Fahad Cardiac Center, King Khalid University Hospital and King Saud university. Riyadh. additionally, he is the principal investigator of CARES & GULF-ACS presently undergoing registries & the former SPACE Registry.
Heart failure (HF) is a complex clinical syndrome that can result from any structural or functional cardiac disorder that impairs the ability of the ventricle to fill with or eject blood. The cardinal manifestations of HF are dyspnea and fatigue, which may limit exercise tolerance, and fluid retention, which may lead to pulmonary congestion & peripheral edema. It represents a major and growing public health problem. Since there are no data documenting .......