A risk stratification tool predicted in-hospital mortality in acute decompensated heart failure

Granger, Christopher
July 2005
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2005, Vol. 143 Issue 1, p57
Academic Journal
This article presents information on a study related to risk stratification for in-hospital mortality in acutely decompensated heart failure. Classification and regression tree (CART) analysis was used to analyze 39 potential clinical variables of interest in the derivation cohort. Clinical outcomes were similar between the derivation and validation cohorts. In the derivation cohort, the CART identified the single best predictor of in-hospital mortality as high blood urea nitrogen. In patients with acute decompensated heart failure, a user-friendly risk stratification tool predicted in-hospital mortality.


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