Cardiologists and paramedics collaborated to keep some patients out of the hospital.
20 Sep 2023
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
In an observational analysis, patients with afib who underwent ablation had fewer hospitalizations and ED visits in the two years after the procedure versus the year before it.
20 Sep 2023
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
The hospital at home model appears particularly suited to patients who require hospitalization for heart failure, a recent cardiology commentary said.
14 Jun 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
Data from 44 countries in REPORT-HF found that in all geographic regions women in the hospital with heart failure were less likely to receive diagnostic tests or guideline-directed care than men.
6 Sep 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
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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