A literature review revealed that the use of care navigators in conjunction with follow-up telephone calls from nursing staff improved transition of care and readmission rates in patients with congestive heart failure.
Vivio can accurately detect cardiac dysfunction in anthracycline-exposed childhood cancer survivors
Racial differences persist in statin use among adults, specifically African American adults, who are less likely to be treated with any statin or guideline-recommended statin intensity compared with white adults.
Risk-standardized mortality rates vary considerably across Veterans Affairs Medical Centers
Among current drinkers without previous diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, the threshold for lowest risk of all-cause mortality is about 100 g of alcohol consumed per week.
Collaborative care intervention does not improve health in chronic heart failure, but alleviates depression and fatigueMarch 07, 2018
Collaborative Care to Alleviate Symptoms and Adjust to Illness, a collaborative care intervention combining symptom and psychosocial care, did not improve heart failure-specific health status in chronic heart disease, compared to usual care.
Large changes in temperature are associated with increased risk of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.
A 52-year-old man presents to the emergency department with dizziness and fatigue after a syncopal episode on a camping trip.
Patients with heart failure might have a greater risk for cardiovascular comorbidities and hearing loss.
In patients undergoing TAVR or SAVR, approximately 1 in 3 had depressive symptoms at baseline and a higher risk of short-term and midterm mortality.
A 55-year-old obese woman with hypertension, diabetes, and scleroderma is referred for follow-up after a recent admission for new-onset heart failure.
Treating patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms with endovascular strategy over open repair may increase survival and decrease cost.
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.
The American Heart Association has published a scientific statement that outlines which medications cause or exacerbate heart failure.
At 16 months, 30.3% of patients either died or experienced worsening heart failure.
The FDA will add warnings about heart failure risk to the labels of type 2 diabetes medicines containing saxagliptin and alogliptin.
Patients with coronary artery disease who were previously not considered candidates for CABG may benefit from the surgery.
Regardless of history of heart failure, incretin-based medications are not associated with an increased risk for hospitalization due to heart failure.
Patients who were obese and underwent bariatric surgery saw a significant reduction in heart failure-related exacerbation events.
Current evidence is inadequate to determine how DPP-4 inhibitors affect the risk of heart failure in patients with type 2 diabetes.
A one-point increase in the American Heart Association's Life's Simple 7 checklist correlated to a 23% lower risk of developing heart failure.