Does a protocol-based screening for commonly occurring comorbid conditions in patients with COPD (eg. CAD, CHF, depression, sleep apnea) improve management and outcomes for patients with COPD?
Emerging data suggest underutilization and variation of care in heart failure patients with ICD defibrillator therapy. Furthermore, there is a lack of data about those who benefit and those who will not benefit, including the role of gender, age and CHF morphology (phenotype).
creation of reliable and validated data entered into a registry with cases and controls