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Acetazolamide improved decongestion in acute decompensated heart failure

A randomized trial found that the drug, already approved for other indications, achieved successful decongestion within three days in 42.2% of acute decompensated heart failure patients, compared to 30.5% of those on placebo.
31 Aug 2022

Talking about heart failure

Patients with heart failure often have a hard time wrapping their heads around it. Hospitalists can do a lot to improve communication and education during hospitalization.
24 Aug 2022

Providing clinicians with prognostic data did not affect heart failure care

Readmissions and mortality were not significantly different between hospitalized heart failure patients who received care as usual and those whose records displayed an alert containing predicted risk of one-year mortality.
17 Aug 2022

Meth use associated with higher risk of heart failure, myocardial infarction, stroke

An analysis of hospitalized patients found that those who used methamphetamine had a 32% increase in cardiovascular disease risk compared to nonusers who also had been hospitalized. Risk increases associated with misuse of alcohol and cocaine were 28% and 47%, respectively.
10 Aug 2022

Latest COVID-19 research looks at lung ultrasound, CVST and VTE risk, visitation policies

Recent studies offered a new method for using lung ultrasound to assess COVID-19 patients, assessed risk of central venous sinus thrombosis (CVST), and looked at a lab test to help predict venous thromboembolism (VTE) and at the effects of restricting visitors.
10 Aug 2022

Use your window into heart failure

A new guideline and experts urge hospitalists to maximize heart failure therapies, but also to be aware of their costs.
27 Jul 2022

Updating heart failure documentation

There are important differences between the 2021 universal definition of heart failure and ICD-10-CM terminology.
27 Jul 2022

Experts recommend criteria for referring heart failure patients to palliative care

The 25 criteria selected by a group of international experts were divided into six categories: advanced/refractory heart failure, comorbidities, and complications; advanced therapies; hospital utilization; prognosis; symptom burden/distress; and decision making/social support.
20 Jul 2022

Inpatient adverse event rates declined from 2010 to 2019

An analysis of U.S. hospitals found significant decreases in adverse event rates among patients hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, pneumonia, or major surgical procedures.
20 Jul 2022

Machine learning model uses SDOH to improve mortality prediction in heart failure

Inclusion of social determinants of health (SDOH) in a machine learning model led to more accurate prediction of inpatient mortality among Black patients hospitalized with heart failure than usual risk scoring.
13 Jul 2022

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