Prognostic Value of Delirium in Patients with Acute Heart Failure in the Intensive Care Unit

Publication date: Available online 16 January 2020Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Etsuo Iwata, Toru Kondo, Toshiaki Kato, Takahiro Okumura, Itsumure Nishiyama, Shingo Kazama, Toshikazu Ishihara, Sayano Kondo, Hiroaki Hiraiwa, Takuma Tsuda, Masanori Ito, Morihiko Aoyama, Daisuke Tanimura, Yoshifumi Awaji, Kazumasa Unno, Toyoaki MuroharaAbstractBackgroundDelirium is a common adverse event observed in patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU). However, the prognostic value of delirium and its determinants have not been thoroughly investigated in patients with acute heart failure (AHF).MethodsWe investigated consecutive 408 patients with AHF admitted to the ICU. Delirium was diagnosed using the Confusion Assessment Method for ICU tool and evaluated every 8 hours during patients’ ICU stay.ResultsDelirium occurred in 109 patients (26.7%), and the in-hospital mortality rate was significantly higher in patients with delirium (13.8% vs. 2.3%, p
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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