Reducing Readmissions for Congestive Heart Failure
- 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.
- 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.
- ...-blockade saves lives in congestive heart failure. Pinkowish, Mary Desmond // Patient Care;10/15/1997, Vol. 31 Issue 16, p171
Reports that according to a meta-analysis, ...-blockade may offer significant mortality reductions to patients with chronic congestive heart failure (CHF). Description of experiments conducted in study; Odds of death; Speculations on the influence of ...-blockers delay on CHF.
- Old drug, new treatment for severe CHF. // Brown University Long-Term Care Quality Advisor;Oct99, Vol. 11 Issue 10, p1
Reports that generic drug spironolactone has proved to be effective in treating life-threatening congestive heart failure, reducing the death rate by 30 percent. INSET: Aging heads need social support too.
- Evaluation of treatment for congestive heart failure in patients aged 60 years and older using... Jenkinson, Crispin; Jenkinson, Damian // Age & Ageing;Jan1997, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p7
Evaluates treatment for congestive heart failure of older patients using generic measures of health status measures. Form 36 (SF-36) and Dartmouth COOP charts; Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor treatment; Indication for SF-36 and COOP charts health status measures; Standardized...
- Congestive heart failure. // USA Today Magazine;Feb97, Vol. 125 Issue 2621, p15
Reports on congestive heart failure (CHF). Cause; Impact on the body; Symptoms; Coping with CHF.