A cohort study that analyzed encounters in one health system for worsening heart failure found that ED and observation stays and outpatient visits account for approximately half of the visits, with hospitalizations comprising the other half.
6 Jul 2022
The pathway from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) extends from ED presentation through the first postdischarge visit and focuses on optimizing patient care and improving outcomes, rather than reducing length of stay or readmissions.
18 Sep 2019
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
The greatest benefit from an inpatient nutritional intervention was seen in men older than 78 years who had other acute and chronic medical illnesses in addition to heart failure, according to this secondary analysis of a randomized trial in Switzerland.
5 May 2021
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
Women and men with acute heart failure had similar clinical outcomes and risk of mortality and rehospitalization, but there were differences in therapy and women reported lower health-related quality of life, a retrospective analysis of a trial found.
17 Mar 2021
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
Unconventional natural gas development, particularly fracking, associated with heart failure exacerbations
Three of four phases of unconventional natural gas development were associated with increased odds of hospitalization among patients with heart failure in an area of active development in Pennsylvania, a case-control study found.
9 Dec 2020
The updated guideline recommends sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors for many heart failure patients, regardless of their diabetes status, among other changes.
6 Apr 2022
Researchers couldn't determine whether women with heart failure were less likely to be hospitalized or to receive intensive or invasive care due to undertreatment of women or overtreatment of men at the end of life.
23 Dec 2020