More striking, among the patients who had evidence of congestive heart failure, 68% of them had evidence of atrial fibrillation.”. ... The risk factors for stroke—heart failure, hypertension, advanced age, diabetes, and coronary disease—are also
The study's primary end points were death from all causes and cardiovascular death or hospitalization for heart failure. ... 28.1%; hazard ratio, 1.61 [95% CI, 1.38 to 1.87]) and cardiovascular death or heart failure hospitalization (32.4% vs.
Patients with moderate to severe heart failure and a narrow QRS interval may not benefit from cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), according to a study. ... Although a greater proportion of patients in the control group than in the CRT group had
A 75-year-old man is being discharged following treatment for acute decompensated heart failure. ... Home telemonitoring of patients with heart failure had no impact on hospital readmission or mortality.
Researchers sought to determine the relationship between stopping digoxin and outcomes among hospitalized patients with heart failure and an ejection fraction of 45% or less. ... They studied 3,499 patients from the OPTIMIZE-HF (Organized Program to
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Evidence for decompensated heart failure includes jugular venous distention, pulmonary crackles, an S. ... 3. are each independently associated with adverse outcomes, including progression of heart failure.
Recent studies about poor blood sugar control, predicting heart failure, and other topics. ... Patients with certain characteristics may be at higher risk for death during heart failure hospitalization, according to a recent study.
Mortality and readmissions were no lower in patients who received N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP)-guided therapy during an admission for heart failure. ... Targeting a specific reduction in N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT
Recent studies of note. A risk scoring system using commonly available clinical variables offers a convenient bedside tool for stratifying risk and predicting in-hospital mortality in patients with heart failure, ... Researchers studied data on almost