Discharge Clinical Characteristics and 60-Day Readmission in Patients Hospitalized With Heart Failure.

CONCLUSION:: Hospitalizations for heart failure are markers of clinical instability. Future events after hospitalization are common in this patient population, and this study provides a novel understanding of clinical characteristics at the time of discharge that are associated with future outcomes, specifically 60-day heart failure readmissions. A consideration of these characteristics provides an additional perspective to guide clinical decision making and the evaluation of discharge readiness. PMID: 23612038 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

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Source: JACC: Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 November 2019Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Alexander C. Egbe, Keerthana Banala, Rahul Vojjini, Maria Najam, Fouad Khalil, Karim Osman, Mohamed Badawy, Jason H. Anderson, Nathaniel W. TaggartAbstractBackgroundElevated pulmonary artery wedge pressure (PAWP) is the hallmark of left heart failure, and is responsible for heart failure symptoms and mortality. Although, PAWP typically correlates with right atrial pressure (RAP), it is primarily dependent on left heart myocardial properties and volume status. Since right heart disease can occur in the absence of left heart d...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Conference News, Source Type: news
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Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Iran J Kidney Dis Source Type: research
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Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news
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Source: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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