• 30-day readmission rate higher in HF patients with amyloidosis than without

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Patients admitted with HF with amyloidosis had a higher 30-day, all-cause readmission rate and longer hospital stay vs. HF patients without amyloidosis, study data presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions show.
    Iriagbonse Asemota, MD, of John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, and colleagues compared the nonelective 30-day readmission rates among HF patients hospitalized with and without an amyloidosis diagnosis.
    The investigators used the 2018 nationwide readmissions database to identify patients with a principal discharge diagnosis of HF and stratified
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  • Vitamin D deficiency associated with longer hospital stay in acute HF

    Vitamin D deficiency associated with longer hospital stay in acute HF

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Vitamin D deficiency status was linked to increased length of stay, but lower in-hospital mortality, in patients hospitalized with acute HF, according to a presentation from the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.
    “Vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent in patients with congestive heart failure and associated with adverse clinical outcomes,” Govinda Adhikari, MD, of McLaren Flint Hospital, Michigan, said during the presentation.
    Using National Inpatient Sample data from 2016 to 2017, Adhikari and colleagues investigated whether vitamin D deficiency was associated
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