Reducing Readmissions for Congestive Heart Failure
- People with congestive heart failure... // Consumers' Research Magazine;Mar1994, Vol. 77 Issue 3, p41
Focuses on an article in the `Wall Street Journal,' which suggests that people with congestive heart failure might receive more effective treatment from specialists than from general practitioners. Studies of ACE-inhibitors and the percentage of heart-failure patients who receive these drugs.
- Older heart drug cuts death rate by 30%. Hensley, Scott // Modern Healthcare;07/26/99, Vol. 29 Issue 30, p24
Discusses the re-discovery of spironolactone, a drug that blocks the action of a hormone called aldosterone. Implications of the discovery of the drug on hospitals and health systems; Number of people hospitalized with congestive heart failure.
- This nursing initiative reduces admission rates for CHF. Ferraro, Julia // RN;Feb97, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p15
Presents an abstract of a study entitled `A Nurse-Managed Congestive Heart Failure Program: Economic Impact on Admission Rate, Length of Stay, and Readmission Rate in a Community Hospital,' by N.J. Schwabauer, C.J. Martin, et al published in the 94th edition of the `Circulation' magazine. ...
- A new era in CHF treatment may be near. Cerrato, Paull // RN;May97, Vol. 60 Issue 5, p81
Reports on the potential of the experimental drug carvedilol to treat congestive heart failure (CHF). Effectiveness in lowering CHF death rate.
- Study identifies shortfalls in CHF patient education. // RN;Oct97, Vol. 60 Issue 10, p20B
Reports that according to a quality improvement study conducted by IPRO, a health care quality evaluation organization in New York, hospitals fail to do an adequate job of educating congestive heart failure patients prior to discharge. Details on data analyzed by IPRO; Recommendations regarding...
- Coronary Stent Implantation in Patients with a Single Coronary Artery. Sasao, Hisataka; Hasegawa, Tohru; Endo, Akita; Fujiwara, Tadashi; Kikuchi, Yuka; Oimatsu, Hiroshi; Takada, Takehito // Angiology;Jan2003, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p131
An isolated single coronary artery is a rare congenital anomaly and a cause of cardiac ischemia, congestive heart failure, and sudden cardiac death. Reported here are 3 cases of single coronary artery with acute myocardial infarction in which coronary stenting was performed. Also reported are...
- Therapeutic options for congestive heart failure. Ross, Brendan S.; King, Jeffery M.; Fischer, Richard G. // Drug Topics;2/16/98, Vol. 124 Issue 4, p102
Presents information on congestive heart failure (CHF) with reference to its therapeutic options in the United States. Estimation of the amount of Americans who are afflicted with CHF; What have been associated with the increase prevalence and incidence of heart failure; Details on the diagnosis...
- New Test for Congestive Heart Failure. // Medical Update;Jul2002, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p5
Provides information on a 15-minute test which detects the presence of congestive heart failure.
- Medication Safety and Reliability. // Formulary;Jul2003, Vol. 38 Issue 7, p411
Reports on the risk of myocardial damage associated with the prescription and use of cytotoxic agent, doxorubicin, in the field of oncology. Major risk factor for doxorubicin-related congestive heart failure; Results of lung and breast cancer trials; Relation of patient symptoms to doxorubicin.
- Quality watch. Montague, Jim; Pitman, Hilarie // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;2/5/96, Vol. 70 Issue 3, p14
Reports on the benefits of extensive patient education and follow-up care to treat congestive heart failure. Comparison of costs; Implications.