Heart Failure

May 15, 2019 Issue
Simple Clinical Prediction Rule Determines Risk of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction [POEMs]

A simple clinical prediction rule using noninvasive data can identify patients at low, moderate, and high risk for HFPEF.

Feb 1, 2019 Issue
Dyspnea Due to Acute Heart Failure Syndrome [Medicine by the Numbers]

This review concluded that the individual components of the clinical history and physical examination, electrocardiography, and chest radiography are not useful independently for confirming or excluding the diagnosis of acute heart failure syndrome in patients presenting to the emergency department.

Nov 15, 2017 Issue
Cardiomyopathy: An Overview [Article]

Changes in how cardiomyopathy is understood have been considerable in recent years. Although diagnosis and treatment guidelines regularly align, controversy remains regarding when to apply restrictions on sports participation. Of the many disease forms discussed in this article, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most likely to be seen in primary care practice.

Nov 1, 2017 Issue
Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction: Diagnosis and Management [Article]

About one-half of the 5 million Americans diagnosed with heart failure have preserved ejection fraction. Find out which signs and symptoms increase the likelihood of heart failure, and get the latest evidence on which medications should be used to treat these patients.

Aug 1, 2017 Issue
Antiplatelet vs. Anticoagulation Therapy for Patients with Heart Failure in Sinus Rhythm [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Heart failure increases the risk of thrombotic complications, but use of warfarin does not lower all-cause mortality more than aspirin in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction in sinus rhythm.

Apr 15, 2017 Issue
Iron Deficiency in Heart Failure [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

Treatment of iron deficiency in patients with heart failure using intravenous iron improves function, fatigue, and quality of life, and decreases risk of hospitalizations compared with placebo.

Jan 1, 2017 Issue
Heart Failure Due to Reduced Ejection Fraction: Medical Management [Article]

Multiple medication classes have demonstrated mortality benefit in heart failure. Recent data have shown benefit in two new classes—angiotensin blocker/neprilysin inhibitors and sinus node modulator.

Nov 1, 2016 Issue
Amiodarone for the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Although not a substitute for an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), amiodarone is effective for the primary prevention of sudden cardiac death when compared with placebo (number needed to treat [NNT] = 47; 95% confidence interval [CI], 33 to 100), but it does not significantly lower all-cause mortality in those at high risk.

Oct 15, 2016 Issue
Sacubitril/Valsartan (Entresto) for Heart Failure [STEPS]

Sacubitril/valsartan provides a small mortality benefit and decreases heart failure–related hospitalizations over and above an ACE inhibitor. It may be used in place of an ACE inhibitor in patients receiving optimal doses of guideline-directed medical therapy that includes ACE inhibitors, beta blockers, and aldosterone antagonists.

Jul 15, 2016 Issue
No Reduction in Readmissions with Telemonitoring, Coaching for Patients with Heart Failure [POEMs]

A care transition intervention that incorporates remote monitoring of weight, blood pressure, and heart rate with scheduled telephone coaching did not reduce readmission rates at 30 days or 180 days for patients with heart failure. However, patients in the study were only modestly adherent to the intervention strategies.

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