Long-term survival for patients with acute decompensated heart failure according to ejection fraction findings

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Program in Gene Function and Expression; Department of Emergency Medicine; Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; Department of Quantitative Health Sciences;

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Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases | Survival Analysis | Translational Medical Research


Limited data exist about the long-term prognosis of patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) further stratified according to ejection fraction (EF) findings. The primary objective of this population-based observational study was to characterize and compare trends in long-term prognosis after an episode of ADHF across 3 EF strata. Hospital medical records were reviewed for 3,604 residents of the Worcester, Massachusetts, metropolitan area who were discharged after ADHF from all 11 medical centers in central Massachusetts during 1995, 2000, 2002, and 2004 and had EF measurements during their index hospitalizations. The average age of this population was 75 years, most were white, and 44% were men. Approximately 49% of the population had heart failure (HF) with preserved EF (EF >/=50%), 37% had HF with reduced EF (EF


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Am J Cardiol. 2014 Sep 15;114(6):862-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2014.06.017 Link to article on publisher's site

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The American journal of cardiology

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