Dyspnea | Basics in Acute Shortness of Breath EvaLuation (BASEL V) Study

Dyspnea research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

To improve the diagnostic and prognostic utility of various biomarkers, detailed patient's history, physical examinations and technical devices in patients presenting with acute dyspnea.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - chief complaint of dyspnea (not penetrating injury or trauma related) - subjects must be at least 18 years of age Exclusion Criteria: - patient is unable or unwilling to give informed consent - patient on hemodialysis

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?


Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

Study Status

Active, not recruiting

Start Date: April 2006

Completed Date: July 2020


Type: Observational


Primary Outcome: Diagnostic accuracy for the diagnosis of heart failure

Secondary Outcome:

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator:

Lead Sponsor: University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland

Collaborator: Swiss National Science Foundation

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