Standardizing care for acute decompensated heart failure in a large megatrial: the approach for the Acute Studies of Clinical Effectiveness of Nesiritide in Subjects with Decompensated Heart Failure (ASCEND-HF).


Acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) is a major public health issue and remains a heterogeneous, complex, and difficult condition to manage. Although novel acute therapies are being tested in large randomized clinical trials, opportunities exist to improve the standard of care by ensuring optimal adherence to currently established evidence-based… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ahj.2008.10.002