Wireless pulmonary artery haemodynamic monitoring in chronic heart failure: a randomised controlled trial. ... Ivabradine and outcomes in chronic heart failure (SHIFT): a randomised placebo-controlled study.
not have heart failure, after adjustment for BMI, smoking, and Charlson comorbidity index. ... non-cardiac morbidity and of cancer surveillance in the management of [heart failure] patients.".
QD: News Every Day--9 performance measures for heart failure expand use of beta-blockers to inpatient care, among other recommendations
outcomes. "In order to improve the quality of heart failure care, one has to provide measures of quality. ... Eight measures from the previous heart failure performance measures set, which were released in 2005, were retired.
to have an accompanying editorial called“ Rethinking the focus of heart failure quality measures.” Both were authored by luminaries in the field. ... This is, of course, hard to pull off, because of the challenges associated with“ managing
King said. SGLT2 inhibitors, approved to treat diabetes, have shown positive effects on renal and cardiovascular outcomes and thus caused excitement among the relevant subspecialists.“ Endocrinologists, nephrologists, and heart failure docs
This update covers a warning that sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors can cause ketoacidosis, and approval of a drug that can reduce hospitalizations from worsening chronic heart failure. ... The drug was approved under priority review based on a
1. Admit: to medical surgical unit. 2. Because: diagnosis of congestive heart failure. ... Orders are different, of course, for congestive heart failure and community acquired pneumonia, for hip fractures and bowel obstructions and for exacerbations of
Medical News of the Obvious. Two of this week's highlights are best described by their headlines: "Study Finds Fish Won't Prevent Heart Failure" and "Eating in America Still Unhealthy:
Don't assume elderly heart failure patients are assumed to prefer improved quality of life over longevity, study authors noted. ... Standard Medical Therapy in Elderly Patients with Congestive Heart Failure. End-of-life preferences were assessed by using
Prognosis is much more challenging for patients in the end stages of chronic diseases like congestive heart failure, emphysema and dementia, which is the condition that Anderson was reported to have.