Hospitals' 30-day readmission rates for heart failure patients did not correlate with quality of care measures or patient mortality, according to a recent analysis. ... Hospitals were categorized as having either low or high readmission rates based on
Patients with heart failure in the hospital may be at higher risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), according to a recent study. ... heart failure and cancer and those with heart failure who are having orthopedic surgery.
Ivabradine (Corlanor) to reduce hospitalization from worsening chronic heart failure. It is indicated for patients with stable symptoms and a normal heartbeat with a resting heart rate of at least 70 ... The drug was approved under priority review based
Out of 4,345 hospitalizations in the study, 39.6% had a principal diagnosis of heart failure. ... less likely to receive heart failure-related therapies than individuals with a principal heart failure diagnosis,” the authors concluded.
Meet the 2019 Top Hospitalists and catch up on the latest in heart failure research. ... Photo courtesy of the Heart Failure Society of America. You might have noticed that my photo looks different this month.
A new drug that combines a neprilysin inhibitor and an angiotensin-receptor blocker (ARB) reduced deaths and hospitalizations for heart failure compared to an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, an ... levels. To determine the long-term
Congestive heart failure, syncope and presyncope, and transient ischemic attack are discussed. ... However, syncope may also be a harbinger of a serious, potentially life-threatening condition such as ventricular arrhythmia, high-degree heart block,
Recommendations on the appropriate use of imaging in heart failure patients were released by the American College of Radiology and the American College of Cardiology Foundation last week. ... Heart failure patients vary greatly in presentation, so the
This issue looks at comanagement of hip fractures, prescribing for heart failure, antibiotic use in COVID-19, and private equity ownership of hospitals. ... Experts call for hospitalists to take the lead in the multidisciplinary effort to get the
A new mortality risk model may be useful in assessing which heart failure patients in the emergency department need to be hospitalized and which can be treated and sent home. ... A new mortality risk model may be useful in assessing which heart failure