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.
23 Nov 2022
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
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
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
A new guideline and experts urge hospitalists to maximize heart failure therapies, but also to be aware of their costs.
27 Jul 2022
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
There are important differences between the 2021 universal definition of heart failure and ICD-10-CM terminology.
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.
4 Aug 2021
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 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