Navigation Links
Billions of dollars at stake as Canada comes to grips with soaring heart failure costs
Date:10/22/2011

the ED, and 14 per cent died.

Patients who were seen within the two week period as recommended by the CCS had fewer adverse events: they were less likely to return to the ED, be hospitalized, or die, although the result was not statistically significant.

However, the tendency to have worse outcomes, which were deemed to be more deaths, more readmissions to hospital for heart failure, or a repeat visit to the emergency department, was significantly greater in patients who were not seen by a physician until four weeks after their visit to the ED. "Patients who do not receive prompt follow up (somewhere between 2 and 4 weeks) after their ED visit are at higher risk of dying, or being readmitted to the ED or to the hospital," Dr. Feldman said.

Dr. Feldman's study also found that by six weeks, 61 per cent of patients had been seen by a physician, and by three months, 95 per cent had been seen.

"It's urgent to ensure that there is appropriate follow up for these patients," says Dr. Blair O'Neill, president of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. "We need to optimize adherence to these guidelines."

New simple risk score can guide admission vs. discharge decision-making

In another study, Dr. Douglas Lee, cardiologist at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre and scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), told the meeting that it is only recently that tools have started to become available to allow physicians to make effective decisions based on acute prognosis of heart failure patients who present to the ED.

"Despite over one million visits to the ED in North America every year, we still have very little evidence to help us decide who could be discharged home and who should be admitted to hospital," Dr. Lee said.

Meanwhile, heart failure is on the rise as more people survive heart attacks and other cardiac conditions. People with heart disease are living longer and these are peo
'/>"/>

Contact: Amanda Bates
amanda@curvecommunications.com
604-306-0027
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Excessive Drinking Costs U.S. Billions, CDC Reports
2. Heart Disease Prevention May Save Billions Annually in U.S.
3. Care for Irregular Heartbeat Costs U.S. Billions: Study
4. Use of $4 generic drug programs could save society billions of dollars, study shows
5. Disease Prevention Could Save U.S. Billions of Dollars Annually
6. Updated HIV therapy guidelines would reduce risk of transmission, save lives, billions in costs
7. Billions of Cleaner Beverage Can Tops Used as Billboard Space
8. Three Security Firms Create Consortium To Automate Meaningful Use Requirements And Qualify Clients For $Billions In Stimulus Funds
9. Vaccine for Childhood Diarrhea Helps Kids, Saves Dollars
10. Screening high-risk employees for sleep apnea could save a corporation millions of dollars
11. Deadliest Cancer Getting Smaller Chunk of Research Dollars
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/5/2015)... ... ... of Chicago’s new elevated trail, the 606, has been getting a lot of press in ... Sedgebrook senior living community in Lincolnshire. Known as the Trailblazers, these robust hikers hit ... to more distant places. When they read about the 606 on Chicago’s Northwest Side, ...
(Date:8/5/2015)... ... August 05, 2015 , ... ... filed in the testosterone multidistrict litigation known as Testosterone Replacement Therapy Products Liability ... Northern District of Illinois. The Motion to Dismiss was filed by the defendants, ...
(Date:8/5/2015)... ... August 05, 2015 , ... Available in select spas and ... with a quartet of beauty-enhancing marine and plant oils. A perfect complement to Phytomer’s ... which stands out for its lovely scent and soothing properties. Formulated as a light ...
(Date:8/5/2015)... ... August 05, 2015 , ... It is exciting times ... global organisations such as PhUSE or CDISC are currently bringing in the harvest ... Japanese PMDA and the European EMA. A move towards global harmonisation of electronic ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... ... review site BestMillionaireDatingSites.com recently refreshed its list of the top dating platforms for wealthy ... service in the segment. , A representative from the site said, “You certainly cannot ... right dating platform so that they can make the most of it and find ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Sedgebrook Trailblazers Tread New Ground on Chicago’s New 606 Path 2Health News:Sedgebrook Trailblazers Tread New Ground on Chicago’s New 606 Path 3Health News:Testosterone Lawsuit News: Defendants Push Back Against RICO Claim 2Health News:Testosterone Lawsuit News: Defendants Push Back Against RICO Claim 3Health News:Testosterone Lawsuit News: Defendants Push Back Against RICO Claim 4Health News:Phytomer launches ROSÉE SOIN Radiance Replenishing Oil 2Health News:Phytomer launches ROSÉE SOIN Radiance Replenishing Oil 3Health News:Phytomer launches ROSÉE SOIN Radiance Replenishing Oil 4Health News:Japan PMDA Publishes English Versions of Electronic Data Submission & Technical Conformance Guidance 2Health News:Japan PMDA Publishes English Versions of Electronic Data Submission & Technical Conformance Guidance 3Health News:BestMillionaireDatingSites.com Publishes Reviews of the Best Dating Sites for Wealthy Singles 2
... from terminal cancer. The zoo officials are seeking to make ... as possible. // A large node or lymphoma has been ... developing rapidly. ,Even though surgeries have been ... to live for more than a few weeks as the ...
... more than 80 people in Asia and many countries fear that ... various researches are been done to develop a new dug to ... institute have found that Sambucol (an extract from elderberries) is very ... ,This is found to be 99% effective but they also ...
... samples and their personal information about their lifestyle, diet, ... two biggest medical research projects, the British Project called ... still in its infancy and the Biobank would be ... blood samples and your personal lifestyle information and they ...
... new study appearing in the January 18 issue of The ... triggered off when adult neurons try to undergo division. This ... behind the development of the disease. ,"If ... stop neurons from dying prematurely. This could be a fresh ...
... the Indian State of Bihar has been given the task ... Chief Minister is reported to have given him //the task ... ,Sources close to Nitish Kumar said his prime concern ... state, but eliminating mosquitoes was also a priority. The problem ...
... demand for medical staff, it has been proposed to ... role, currently played by nurses, podiatrist surgeons and other ... them into vacant postitions. // ,It has led ... The proposal would be taken up for consideration during ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Dividing Nerve Cells Could Trigger Alzheimer's Disease 2Health News:Additional Responsiblities To Be Taken Up By Allied Healthcare Professionals 2
(Date:8/5/2015)... UNION CITY, Calif. , Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... company manufacturing point-of-care blood instrumentation and consumables to the ... Clint Severson , chairman and chief executive officer, will ... Growth Conference on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 1:00 ... InterContinental Hotel in Boston, MA. ...
(Date:8/5/2015)... -- Ardelyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX ), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical ... that Mike Raab , Chief Executive Officer, will ... PacGrow Healthcare Conference at 12:45 p.m. Eastern Time on ... New York City . The ... accessible through a link in the Investor Relations section ...
(Date:8/5/2015)... VIEJO, Calif. , Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, ... the smallest radio module it has ever produced. ... medical devices such as pacemakers, cardiac defibrillators and ... new radio module supersedes the company,s ZL70321 and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Ardelyx to Present at the 2015 Wedbush PacGrow Healthcare Conference 2Microsemi's New RF Module Speeds Time-to-Market for Implantable Medical Device Designers 2Microsemi's New RF Module Speeds Time-to-Market for Implantable Medical Device Designers 3Microsemi's New RF Module Speeds Time-to-Market for Implantable Medical Device Designers 4Microsemi's New RF Module Speeds Time-to-Market for Implantable Medical Device Designers 5
... May 21, 2007/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bristol-Myers,Squibb Company (NYSE: ... which showed that treatment with Baraclude (entecavir),demonstrated ... 48 weeks,-- a result that was also ... These data from an open-label, randomized viral ...
... -- Data presented,today at a major medical meeting ... for five days is as,effective as standard therapy ... treatment of complicated urinary tract infections,(cUTI) and acute ... markets LEVAQUIN in the,U.S., presented the data during ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Baraclude (Entecavir) Treatment Demonstrated Greater Viral Load,Reduction Compared to Adefovir at 48 Weeks in Study of,Antiviral-Naive Chronic Hepatitis B E-Antigen Positive Patients 2Baraclude (Entecavir) Treatment Demonstrated Greater Viral Load,Reduction Compared to Adefovir at 48 Weeks in Study of,Antiviral-Naive Chronic Hepatitis B E-Antigen Positive Patients 3Baraclude (Entecavir) Treatment Demonstrated Greater Viral Load,Reduction Compared to Adefovir at 48 Weeks in Study of,Antiviral-Naive Chronic Hepatitis B E-Antigen Positive Patients 4Baraclude (Entecavir) Treatment Demonstrated Greater Viral Load,Reduction Compared to Adefovir at 48 Weeks in Study of,Antiviral-Naive Chronic Hepatitis B E-Antigen Positive Patients 5Baraclude (Entecavir) Treatment Demonstrated Greater Viral Load,Reduction Compared to Adefovir at 48 Weeks in Study of,Antiviral-Naive Chronic Hepatitis B E-Antigen Positive Patients 6Five Days of LEVAQUIN(R) as Effective as 10 Days of Ciprofloxacin,in Complicated Urinary Tract Infections and Acute Pyelonephritis 2Five Days of LEVAQUIN(R) as Effective as 10 Days of Ciprofloxacin,in Complicated Urinary Tract Infections and Acute Pyelonephritis 3Five Days of LEVAQUIN(R) as Effective as 10 Days of Ciprofloxacin,in Complicated Urinary Tract Infections and Acute Pyelonephritis 4
... The 5mm AEM Laparoscopic Instruments incorporate a ... Instruments are shielded and monitored to prevent ... the instrument caused by insulation failure or ... The protective shield built into all AEM ...
SOLOS Endoscopy shares your commitment to provide every patient with the highest quality care available through our ongoing research and development of advanced surgical instruments and diagnostic so...
SOLOS Endoscopy shares your commitment to provide every patient with the highest quality care available through our ongoing research and development of advanced surgical instruments and diagnostic so...
SOLOS Endoscopy shares your commitment to provide every patient with the highest quality care available through our ongoing research and development of advanced surgical instruments and diagnostic so...
Medicine Products: