Acute decompensated heart failure.
Cardiol Clin. 2012 Nov;30(4):665-71
Authors: Brown JR, Gottlieb SS
Acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) is the most common cause of cardiovascular hospital admission; 1 in 4 patients with heart failure is readmitted within 30 days of being discharged, and ADHF consumes 1% to 2% of the total health care resources. The most effective approach for preventing heart failure hospitalizations is a combination of improvement in management of patients while they are in the hospital and comprehensive post hospitalization care. Decreasing the length of hospitalization can increase readmission rate, so optimization of inpatient and outpatient care is essential.
PMID: 23102040 [PubMed - in process]