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The Hospital to Home Quality Improvement Initiative

… setting. The program centers around three core concepts: patient understanding of, and access to, medications; routine … online (at www.h2hquality.org ). Keywords Heart failure , patient readmission , quality improvement , Disclosure: Larry A Allen …

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Hospital to Home Initiative - Reviewing the Goals and Challenges

… The goal of the initiative is to reduce 30-day all-cause readmission rates for patients discharged with cardiac … arranging for early follow-up; and ensuring that the patient understands symptom management as a means of … and learn. Readmissions are not just a problem for the patient, hospital, primary care physician, or specialist. …

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Effect of the Extent of Cardiac Damage on Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Outcome: A New Aortic Stenosis Staging System

… Keywords Aortic stenosis , classification , prognosis , readmission , Society of Thoracic Surgeons Predicted Risk of … predictors of worse outcomes after AVR, including patient frailty and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons … are similar to those reported by Genereux et al. 3 Mean patient age, the prevalence of hypertension, and STS-PROM …

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Blood Volume Analysis Coupled with Ultrafiltration in the Management of Congestive Heart Failure - Guided Therapy to Achieve Euvolemia

… infarction and heart failure 30-day mortality and readmission, Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes, 2009;2(5):407-13. … | PubMed Hamner JB, Ellison KJ, Predictors of hospital readmission after discharge in patients with congestive heart … heart failure to clinical status, hemodynamics, and patient outcomes, Am J Cardiol, 2004;93(10):1254-9. Crossref …

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Clinical Utility of Blood Natriuretic Peptide Levels

… should be less than half the chronological age of the patient. Multiple population screening studies indicate that …

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Optimizing Guideline-directed Medical Therapies for Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction During Hospitalization

… and coordination of care, gaps in provider knowledge, and patient-related factors such as renal function, perceived … temporary discontinuation. 42 Otherwise, as long as the patient confirms adherence prior to admission, b-blockers can … should be initiated or up-titrated so long as the patient is hemodynamically stable without marked volume …

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A Decade Later, Continued Transformation of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

… and selection of the appropriate valve prosthesis for each patient. We provide an overview of the historical development … TAVR versus medical therapy in the extreme surgical risk patient population, as well as the comparability of TAVR …

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Adherence to Lipid Lowering—Growing Clinical Challenge

… favors the term 'adherence' because it better reflects the patient's involvement in his or her own healthcare. … on the other hand, is defined as the length of time a patient fills his/her prescriptions. This is another useful …

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Optimizing Clinical Outcomes in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

… year in the US alone), has an exceptionally high rate of readmission, and represents the most costly cardiovascular … a delay in hospital discharge, a need for hospital readmission, and an increase in overall resource utilization. …

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Cardiovascular Biomarkers for Acute Coronary Syndromes Using a Multi-marker Strategy

… and an ECG alone is usually insufficient. Firstly, if a patient has a classic history and evidence of myocardial … of a non-ST elevation infarct is made. Conversely, if a patient has a clinical history consistent with unstable … and negative troponin levels are at increased risk for readmission and other adverse cardiac end points if MPO is …

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