The updated guideline recommends sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors for many heart failure patients, regardless of their diabetes status, among other changes.
5 Apr 2022
African Americans have a higher incidence of heart disease at a younger age, and they meet fewer criteria for ideal cardiovascular health, such as nonsmoking, physical activity, and lower body mass index.
1 Nov 2019
A cohort study that analyzed encounters in one health system for worsening heart failure found that ED and observation stays and outpatient visits account for approximately half of the visits, with hospitalizations comprising the other half.
5 Jul 2022
Good control of diabetes in the presence of heart failure includes appropriate HbA1c targets, metformin and comprehensive lifestyle change as first-line therapy, and a team approach.
1 Nov 2019
An industry-funded cluster-randomized trial found that clinician alerts were associated with an over 40% increase in prescription of four recommended drug classes in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.
12 Apr 2022
Of 558,322 new heart failure patients, 34.8% received coronary artery disease (CAD) testing and 9.3% received revascularization within 90 days, which fell below expectations set by current guidelines, according to authors of a study of U.S. administrative claims data.
1 Mar 2022
Internists can provide a medical home to patients with heart failure so that medications and supplements are regularly assessed and managed, according to experts.
1 Feb 2017
A retrospective cohort study of Danish patients who were diagnosed with heart failure from 2001 to 2016 highlighted the significance of need for intensified diuretics as an indicator of worsening heart failure, the authors said.
21 Jul 2020
Patients with undiagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can sometimes hide in plain sight.
1 Sep 2022
Patients taking an angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitor, beta-blocker, mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist, and sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor showed the greatest reduction in risk of death, the analysis of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction found.
14 Dec 2021