A mycotic aneurysm, retroperitoneal hematoma, and more.
28 Feb 2024
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.
13 Nov 2019
Almost 10% of patients with acute heart failure tested positive for drug use, a French study found, while an analysis of U.S. patients who injected drugs and underwent surgery for infective endocarditis found that 79% had relapsed and 68% had died by five years.
21 Feb 2024
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.
15 Dec 2021
Cardiologists and paramedics collaborated to keep some patients out of the hospital.
20 Sep 2023
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.
4 Aug 2021
The hospital at home model appears particularly suited to patients who require hospitalization for heart failure, a recent cardiology commentary said.
14 Jun 2023
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.
16 Jun 2021
A retrospective cohort study found that risk for heart failure readmission or all-cause mortality was lower in patients hospitalized with new-onset heart failure who underwent coronary artery disease (CAD) testing within 90 days.
31 Jan 2024
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.
4 Aug 2021