Early Worsening Heart Failure in Patients Admitted for Acute Heart Failure: Time Course, Hemodynamic Predictors, and Outcome Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Heart Failure
  • Hemodynamics
  • Patient Admission

abstract

  • WHF is a common morbid event clustered mostly during the first week of AHF admission and is associated with higher 6-month mortality. The hemodynamic measurements associated with WHF are similar to those predicting adverse outcome in AHF and cardiogenic shock (low cardiac power, higher pulmonary capillary wedge pressure, and vascular resistance), emphasizing the notion that early WHF should become an important AHF-specific outcome measure.

publication date

  • October 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cardfail.2009.04.001

PubMed ID

  • 19786251

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 639

end page

  • 44

volume

  • 15

number

  • 8