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Do-not-attempt-resuscitation order rates compared for heart failure, other hospital conditions

A retrospective study in California found low overall rates of do-not-attempt-resuscitation orders in patients hospitalized for heart failure, pneumonia, acute myocardial infarction, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, with some variation by race.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/11/23/free/do-not-attempt-resuscitation-order-rates-compared-for-heart-failure-other-hospital-conditions.htm
23 Nov 2022

Medications that can exacerbate heart failure often continued despite heart failure hospitalization

Many heart failure patients were still prescribed albuterol, metformin, or diltiazem at discharge, as well as many other medications on the American Heart Association's list of drugs that can precipitate or induce heart failure.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2019/11/13/3.htm
13 Nov 2019

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.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/08/24/talking-about-heart-failure.htm
24 Aug 2022

Meta-analysis compares mortality benefits of heart failure treatment combinations

Patients taking an angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitor, beta-blocker, mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist, and sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor showed the greatest reduction in risk of death, the analysis of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction found.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2021/12/15/4.htm
15 Dec 2021

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.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/07/27/free/use-your-window-into-heart-failure.htm
27 Jul 2022

Education, feedback for clinicians did not affect inpatient or postdischarge heart failure outcomes

An intervention targeting hospital clinicians had no significant effect on time to first heart failure rehospitalization or death or quality-of-care scores among patients discharged after hospitalization for acute heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, a recent trial found.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2021/08/04/3.htm
4 Aug 2021

Updating heart failure documentation

There are important differences between the 2021 universal definition of heart failure and ICD-10-CM terminology.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/07/27/updating-heart-failure-documentation.htm
27 Jul 2022

Discharge of heart failure patients to settings not recommended by therapists linked to increased readmission risk

Patients hospitalized with congestive heart failure who were discharged to a less intensive postacute setting than that recommended by physical and occupational therapists were more likely to be readmitted within 30 days than those discharged according to recommendations.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2021/08/04/2.htm
4 Aug 2021

High-intensity medical therapy at HF discharge reduced readmissions, death

Researchers stopped the STRONG-HF randomized trial early due to greater than expected differences in outcomes between patients who received rapid up-titration of guideline-directed medical therapy under strict follow-up and those who received usual care.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/11/16/high-intensity-medical-therapy-at-hf-discharge-reduced-readmissions-death.htm
16 Nov 2022

Beta-blockers after discharge associated with improved outcomes in older patients with heart failure

Ninety-day mortality and readmission rates were significantly lower in Medicare patients who received a beta-blocker after hospital discharge for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction than in those who did not, even if they were 75 years of age and older.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2021/06/16/2.htm
16 Jun 2021

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