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
Heart failure, part two. Now it's time for the bummer news about heart failure (HF). ... But, as Philip Poole-Wilson, MD, said in his inimitable English accent about the exercise and heart failure study: "Safety without benefit is a bit dull, really.".
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.
And finally, stroke patients who have heart failure are more likely to die in the hospital than stroke patients without heart failure. ... vs. someone without that extra condition.) Stroke heart failure patients also stayed in the hospital longer and
Endocrinologists, nephrologists, and heart failure docs have a love affair with these,” he said.
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
HF-ACTION involved 2,331 heart failure patients (average age, 59 years) who were followed for about 2.5 years. ... Researchers tested whether irbesartan (Avapro) might lower death and hospitalizations for heart failure, myocardial infarction, stroke and
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
As often occurs with chronically ill elders, Milt winds up back in the hospital six weeks later with "congestive heart failure." His heart is not pumping blood effectively, so fluid is ... Without it, Milt will die due to kidney failure. Fortunately,