Heart Failure Information Center
In patients with depressive symptoms, vitamin D deficiency with no additional supplements had the highest depressive score at 6 months and shortest cardiac event-free survival.
NT-proBNP-guided treatment strategy did not improve outcomes compared with a usual care strategy in high-risk patients with heart failure.
A 30-year-old woman presents with an increased heart rate, shortness of breath, and tingling in her right arm.
Data from a clinical trial show that patients taking daily aspirin were not at heightened risk of being hospitalized for heart failure.
Primary care providers can help significantly reduce heart failure exacerbations and improve their patients' overall quality of life.
There were 526.86 hospital admissions for every 100,000 people in 2002, compared with 364.66 per 100,000 in 2013.
Clinicians will encounter more patients at risk for CHF as the population ages and cardiovascular risk factors become more prevalent.
Researchers also observed no difference in 30-day mortality rates between patients in the ICU and those who received regular inpatient care in another hospital unit.
Ambulatory high-dose intravenous diuretic therapy could be cost saving compared with hospitalization for intravenous loop diuretic therapy.
Some individual NSAIDs may be linked to increased risk of hospital admission for heart failure.