Bedside–to-bench translational research for chronic heart failure: Creating an agenda for clients who do not meet trial enrollment criteria

P. Iyngkaran, M. Thomas

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Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a chronic condition usually without cure. Significant developments, particularly those addressing pathophysiology, mainly started at the bench. This approach has seen many clinical observations initially explored at the bench, subsequently being trialed at the bedside, and eventually translated into clinical practice. This evidence, however, has several limitations, importantly the generalizability or exter-nal validity. We now acknowledge that clinical management of CHF is more complicated than merely translating bench-to-bedside evidence in a linear fashion. This review aims to help explore this evolving area from an Australian perspective. We describe the continuation of research once core evidence is established and describe how clinician–scientist collaboration with a bedside-to-bench view can help enhance evidence translation and generalizability. We describe why an extension of the available evidence or generating new evidence is occasionally needed to address the increasingly diverse cohort of patients. Finally, we explore some of the tools used by basic scientists and clinicians to develop evidence and describe the ones we feel may be most beneficial.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-132
Number of pages12
JournalClinical Medicine Insights: Cardiology
Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Bedside to bench
  • Comorbidities
  • Heart failure
  • Indigenous Australians
  • Translational research
  • Validity

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