Male gender, diabetes, COPD, anemia, and creatinine clearance less than 30 mL/min predicted hospitalization after heart failure diagnosis

Pitt, Bertram
April 2010
ACP Journal Club;4/20/2010, Vol. 152 Issue 4, p1
Academic Journal
The article presents information on the research study conducted to find the frequency and hospitalization after diagnosis of heart failure. 1077 patients with prognostic factors including age, hypertension, body mass index underwent the study. The study found that 83 percent of patients had 1 hospitalization after diagnosis of heart failure and more than half of them were for noncardiovascular causes.


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