In this study, post-admission onset of acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) was characterized by differences in comorbidities and worse short-term prognosis. Opportunities for reducing post-admission ADHF occurrence and associated risks need to be studied.
This study concluded that in outpatients with stable coronary heart disease, angina pectoris frequency predicts higher rates of secondary cardiovascular events and death, independent of objective measures of disease severity.
Hospitalizations dropped 31% for coronary heart disease, 15% for heart attack and 14% for stroke from 1997 to 2007, according to a report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The data also showed hospitalizations increased 28% for irregular heartbeat and 3% for congestive heart failure.