The most common diagnosis at admission was heart failure with reduced ejection fraction of 45% or lower, which was present in 37.2% of patients. ... Results of the study were published by JACC: Heart Failure on June 10 and appeared in the July 1 issue.
Among 396,024 decedents with heart failure, mean age was 81.8 years and 51.5% were women. ... Readmission rates for heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and pneumonia did not change.
There's been no regional or national improvement in readmission rates after heart failure hospitalization in recent years, the authors said. ... The data also suggest little variability between hospitals in managing transitions of care among patients
based on the Emergency department Spanish Score In patients with Acute Heart Failure) score. ... However, despite these and other limitations, they concluded that the MEESSI-AHF risk score can predict 30-day mortality in acute heart failure with
A recent trial of natriuretic peptide-guided therapy for high-risk heart failure patients was halted early when the strategy proved no better than usual care. ... The Guiding Evidence Based Therapy Using Biomarker Intensified Treatment in Heart Failure
revascularizable coronary artery disease (CAD) should be undertaken for most patients with heart failure. ... Severe acute heart failure causing hypotension and systemic hypoperfusion is termed cardiogenic shock.
In patients with heart failure and anemia, erythropoietin-stimulating agents should not be used to improve morbidity and mortality. ... prognosis of heart failure, outpatient management of heart failure, and management of hospitalization.
Patients with elevated. D. -dimer levels at admission for acute heart failure had increased short-term risk of ischemic stroke, according to a recent study. ... Current guidelines do not recommend routine antithrombotic therapy for patients with heart
Most patients hospitalized with new-onset heart failure did not receive testing for ischemic coronary artery disease (CAD) during hospitalization or the following 90 days, a new study found. ... Given that ischemic testing is recommended for heart
ICU admission was associated with greater hospital costs for heart failure ($11,793 vs. ... However, they calculated that 20% to 25% of patients hospitalized with heart failure or acute myocardial infarction might be in this group.