Patients admitted to the hospital for myocardial infarction with a known diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea were found to have improved in-hospital mortality.
Atrial fibrillation, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), abnormal right ventricular function, and ventricular hypertrophy were found to be associated with a greater risk for aortic valve replacement (AVR), death, or hospitalization for heart failure in patients with moderate aortic stenosis, according to a study published in The American Journal of Cardiology. In this retrospective single-center study,…
Natriuretic peptide-guided treatment may lower ventricular dysfunction and hospitalization in patients with cardiovascular risk factors but without heart failure.
A high probability of pulmonary hypertension as assessed with echocardiography was found to be a better predictor of mortality and readmission than left ventricular ejection fraction and right ventricular function in patients with acute decompensated heart failure.
Estimated pulse wave velocity predicted outcomes independent of the Framingham Risk Score, indicating an incremental role of markers of aortic stiffness on cardiovascular risk.
Echocardiographic derived mechanical dispersion is a simple to measure imaging biomarker that has a better predictive power of these events then left ventricular ejection fraction alone.
In a study, hospitalized heart failure patients who reduced their dose of mineralocorticoid antagonists due to hyperkalemia had worse survival.
Patients with limited English proficiency and chronic conditions have higher rates of emergency department revisits.
The FDA has approved Farxia to reduce the risk of hospitalization for heart failure in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus and established CVD.
For Asian patients with heart failure, those who are lean-fat with a high waist-to-height ratio and low BMI have the worst outcomes.