The systematic review and meta-analysis included 26 studies of patients hospitalized with acute decompensated heart failure. ... The results show that cardiac troponin could provide important prognostic information for the care of hospitalized heart
They identified 88 variables and tested them against outcomes in a cohort of 4,867 consecutive ED patients admitted with acute heart failure from 2009 to 2011. ... If 40% of ED patients with [heart failure] are truly at very low risk, we must find
A comprehensive and accessible guide to prescription, over-the-counter (OTC), and complementary and alternative medications that could exacerbate heart failure was recently released by the American Heart Association (AHA).
Thirty-day mortality rates may be an effective measure of hospitals' quality of care for heart failure (HF) patients, according to a new study.
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.
Adding high-dose spironolactone does not appear to improve on usual care for patients hospitalized with acute heart failure, a recent study found. ... Thirty-day mortality and heart failure hospitalization rates were also similar. Results were published
Cost-effectiveness was analyzed in subgroups of patients with class II or class III/IV heart failure. ... The study's outcome measures were life-years, quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs), hospitalizations for heart failure, and incremental
therapy to reduce morbidity and mortality in patients with chronic symptomatic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. ... Head-to-head comparisons of an ARB versus ARNI for heart failure do not exist.
Prescribing beta-blockers to heart failure patients at discharge didn't increase their 30-day readmissions, a new study found. ... Researchers sought to determine if the initial negative inotropic effect of beta-blockers in heart failure patients might
About 80% of the time, a good history and physical can diagnose a patient with true heart failure. ... She also noted that patients with heart failure can present with gastrointestinal symptoms.