An editorial noted that this is the fourth major study aiming to define prognosis of heart failure patients in the ED, all of which claimed excellent discrimination. ... If 40% of ED patients with [heart failure] are truly at very low risk, we must find
In diastolic heart failure, the EF is normal (55% to 70%) or elevated (>70%). ... HFrEF and HFpEF are acceptable descriptions of systolic and diastolic heart failure, respectively.
Beta-blockers are associated with reduced mortality and hospital readmission even in older patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction, a recent study found. ... On net, beta-blocker therapy benefits outweigh the risks, even among older
Diuretic strategies in patients with acute decompensated heart failure. N Engl J Med. ... A randomized trial of the angiotensin-receptor blocker valsartan in chronic heart failure.
The heart failure guidelines may also need to be adapted to improve compliance, suggested Dr. ... Medication Initiation Burden Required to Comply With Heart Failure Guideline Recommendations and Hospital Quality Measures.
Outcomes for patients with acute decompensated heart failure don't differ when furosemide is delivered via continuous infusion versus bolus, or at a high dose versus a low dose, a new ... apply to patients with more modest diuretic requirements or newly
Most hospitalists would like to think they help heart failure patients avoid readmission to the hospital. ... talk about how they can cooperate to improve care for heart failure patients.
More patients in the plasma group had heart failure after treatment (2.7% vs. ... Changes were made in recommendations on heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, inpatient care and stage D heart failure, among other topics.
Heart failure patients who got individualized nutritional support during hospitalization had lower rates of mortality after discharge, a recent study found. ... acute illness is beneficial for patients with chronic heart failure.” They called for
Multiple Estimation of risk 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