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Cardiac societies issue new joint guideline on management of heart failure

The updated guideline recommends sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors for many heart failure patients, regardless of their diabetes status, among other changes.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/04/05/2.htm
5 Apr 2022

Understanding heart failure in African Americans

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.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2019/11/understanding-heart-failure-in-african-americans.htm
1 Nov 2019

ED, outpatient visits for worsening heart failure on the rise since 2010

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.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/07/05/5.htm
5 Jul 2022

Managing patients with diabetes and heart failure

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.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2019/11/managing-patients-with-diabetes-and-heart-failure.htm
1 Nov 2019

EHR alerts may help boost guideline-directed therapy for heart failure

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.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/04/12/1.htm
12 Apr 2022

Study finds low rates of CAD testing in patients with new-onset heart failure

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.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/03/01/5.htm
1 Mar 2022

Managing medications in patients with heart failure

Internists can provide a medical home to patients with heart failure so that medications and supplements are regularly assessed and managed, according to experts.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2017/02/medications.htm
1 Feb 2017

Outpatient intensification of diuretics associated with increased mortality in heart failure

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.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2020/07/21/5.htm
21 Jul 2020

Help COPD patients with more probing care

Patients with undiagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can sometimes hide in plain sight.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/09/help-copd-patients-with-more-probing-care.htm
1 Sep 2022

Meta-analysis compares mortality benefits of heart failure treatment combinations

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.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2021/12/14/4.htm
14 Dec 2021

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