Navigation Links
New mathematical model more accurately diagnoses acute heart failure in emergency rooms
Date:10/15/2009

TORONTO, Ont., October 15, 2009 Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital have developed the first mathematical model in cardiology and emergency medicine to more quickly and reliably diagnose acute heart failure (AHF) in emergency room patients. Research findings published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, have been shown to help physicians diagnose AHF with greater accuracy.

"In Canada, more than 100,000 people are hospitalized each year for acute heart failure while an estimated $1.4 - 2.3 billion is spent to manage the disease," explains Dr. Brian Steinhart, lead researcher and emergency medicine physician at St. Michael's Hospital. "Our model aims to ensure early correct diagnosis and treatment, which allows for shorter emergency department stay for these patients and could lead to improved health outcomes and better access to precious emergency department resources."

According to researchers, the model uses natriuretic-peptide levels (a peptide hormone released from heart muscle to help regulate body fluids and blood pressure) and the clinician's judgement to help diagnose patients whose history, physical or chest X-ray may not clearly indicate AHF. Currently, accurate clinical diagnosis of AHF in the emergency department is less than 80 percent.

"In many cases, when a patient arrives in an emergency department complaining of shortness of breath, physicians are challenged to correctly diagnose patients," says Dr. Steinhart, "Our model does not require extensive clinical information, which makes it relatively simple-to-use. When the result is greater than 80 percent probability for heart failure, it suggests that the physician should treat for AHF and when it is less than 20 percent, the physician should be looking elsewhere for diagnosis."

The study developed the prediction model from the emergency department experience of 534 patients with undifferentiated shortness of breath enrolled in the Ca
'/>"/>

Contact: Julie Saccone
sacconej@smh.toronto.on.ca
416-864-5047
St. Michael's Hospital
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Mathematical modeling predicts response to Herceptin
2. Scientists develop mathematical model to predict the immune response to influenza
3. Mathematical models of adaptive immunity
4. Novel mathematical model predicts new wave of drug-resistant HIV infections in San Francisco
5. Mathematical modeling offers new approaches to fight dual-resistant hospital infections
6. A new mathematical formula for cancer progression
7. H1N1 simulation modeling shows rapid vaccine rollout effective in reducing infection rates
8. Torrids Model Search Winners, Celebrities Celebrate Fashion and Help Support the National Breast Cancer Foundation at the House of Dreams Event
9. Charles F. Day and Associates, LLC Sponsors Pandemic Flu Modeling Demonstration
10. Global Team for Local Initiatives Awarded $387,000 by USAID: New Model for Indigenous Health in Ethiopia
11. Galenea Awarded RC1 Challenge Grant to Develop Predictive In Vivo Models of Cognition
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/28/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2015 , ... ... Device Library for documenting and diagramming network and data center assets and audio-video ... / Device Model, Cisco Nexus 5000 Series, HP ProLiant Gen9, EMC VNX Series ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... Medical Solutions, one of the nation’s ... to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare and will be honored at an ... its eighth year, the Best Places to Work in Healthcare program recognizes outstanding employers ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... CARF International announced that West ... day treatment and intensive family based services. , By pursuing and achieving accreditation, ... pursuit of excellence. As a nonprofit charity for more than 50 years, West ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... ... loyalty at a low cost. Personalized with practice contact information and logos, Calendars ... Dental offices can also incorporate Calendars into seasonal mailings, thank you and welcome ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2015 , ... Northridge ... on Zoom teeth whitening. For just $199, patients can currently receive a one hour ... in-office teeth whitening procedures, but it includes a number of unique features that can ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Altima Updates NetZoom™ Visio® Stencil Library for Cisco, HP, and EMC Devices 2Health News:Altima Updates NetZoom™ Visio® Stencil Library for Cisco, HP, and EMC Devices 3Health News:Medical Solutions Recognized as One of 2015 Best Places to Work in Healthcare 2Health News:Medical Solutions Recognized as One of 2015 Best Places to Work in Healthcare 3Health News:West Ridge Academy Awarded CARF Three-Year Accrediation 2Health News:SmartPractice® Introduces 2016 Calendars for Dental Practice Giveaways 2Health News:Northridge Dentists Dr. Elyson and Dr. Assili Now Offer a Special Promotion on Zoom Teeth Whitening 2
... Boston, MA -- Eating disorders among adolescent girls and ... and lead to dangerous weight-control behaviors, such as self-induced ... weight. The middle school age is a high risk ... dangerous weight-control behaviors that affect millions of Americans. Researchers ...
... 8.7 percent of U.S. children age 8 to ... fewer than half receive treatment, according to a ... Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives ... of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is on the rise, ...
... age 12 to 19 years who received family-based treatment ... than those who received supportive psychotherapy, which explores the ... in the September issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, ... is a disabling eating disorder with a prevalence of ...
... need, researchers say , , MONDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) ... disorder (ADHD), but only 32 percent of them are ... conclusion of a landmark new study, the first of ... standard" of diagnostic criteria -- the Diagnostic and Statistical ...
... SDAX as Per September 6, 2007 ... Outside the Normal Schedule, Decision on Possible ... Germany, September 3 Gerresheimer AG has,been listed in the Prime Standard ... largest IPOs of the year, with a total,issue volume of more than ...
... Belgium, September 3 KFH has announced that ... ISO 13485 and ISO,9001:2000 quality management systems with ... Dr Sally Sennitt, MD, says: "We are delighted,to ... systems,through working with BSI. It is a major ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:School-based overweight prevention program may cut risk of eating disorders among girls 2Health News:Researchers estimate about 9 percent of US children age 8 to 15 meet criteria for having ADHD 2Health News:Family-based treatment more effective than supportive psychotherapy in treating bulimia 2Health News:9% of U.S. Kids Have ADHD 2Health News:9% of U.S. Kids Have ADHD 3
(Date:8/28/2015)... -- Perrigo Company plc ("Perrigo") (NYSE: PRGO ; ... MYL ) shareholder vote regarding its planned unsolicited ... Mylan,s offer to Perrigo shareholders have always been, and ... reflection of the value available to Perrigo shareholders, and ... has allowed its shareholders to consider," said Joseph ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... , Joint research by Prof. Kim ... , Published in ,Stem Cells Translational Medicine, (IF ... multiple IV administration of Adipose-derived MSC , Increase ... , Commercialization within 5 years expected ... adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) may extend healthy life ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... , August 28, 2015 The ... reach USD 49.12 billion by 2020, growing at a ... a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Monitoring ... of 49.7% from 2014 to 2020.      ... population along with rising incidences of chronic diseases such ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Perrigo Confident Its Shareholders Will Reject Mylan's Value Destructive Transaction 2Perrigo Confident Its Shareholders Will Reject Mylan's Value Destructive Transaction 3Perrigo Confident Its Shareholders Will Reject Mylan's Value Destructive Transaction 4Perrigo Confident Its Shareholders Will Reject Mylan's Value Destructive Transaction 5Korean Researchers Find the Possibility that Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) May Extend Lifespan 2mHealth Market is Expected to Reach $49.12 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 2mHealth Market is Expected to Reach $49.12 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 3mHealth Market is Expected to Reach $49.12 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 4mHealth Market is Expected to Reach $49.12 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 5
... , SANTA ROSA, Calif. , Feb. 16 ... Osseoplasty™ procedures in Europe . The procedures were performed in ... Incorporado, SL, the largest independent medical device distributor in Europe ... weeks in the United Kingdom , Germany and ...
... , , CRANBURY, N.J. , ... today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ... product pipeline related to its key strategic priorities for 2010.  Additionally, ... achieve its key milestone of completing enrollment for its Phase 3 ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Osseon Launches in Europe 2Amicus Therapeutics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results and Highlights Product Pipeline Advancements 2Amicus Therapeutics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results and Highlights Product Pipeline Advancements 3Amicus Therapeutics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results and Highlights Product Pipeline Advancements 4Amicus Therapeutics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results and Highlights Product Pipeline Advancements 5Amicus Therapeutics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results and Highlights Product Pipeline Advancements 6Amicus Therapeutics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results and Highlights Product Pipeline Advancements 7Amicus Therapeutics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results and Highlights Product Pipeline Advancements 8Amicus Therapeutics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results and Highlights Product Pipeline Advancements 9Amicus Therapeutics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results and Highlights Product Pipeline Advancements 10Amicus Therapeutics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results and Highlights Product Pipeline Advancements 11
Operate with confidence. Autosuture is advancing the sate of both open and minimally invasive surgery by providing surgical tools that feel right, function right, and facilitate the right outcome eve...
Operate with confidence. Autosuture is advancing the sate of both open and minimally invasive surgery by providing surgical tools that feel right, function right, and facilitate the right outcome eve...
Operate with confidence. Autosuture is advancing the sate of both open and minimally invasive surgery by providing surgical tools that feel right, function right, and facilitate the right outcome eve...
... The Featured Products are ... Mediflex and are offered ... in regular or extra ... equipped with insulation, flush ...
Medicine Products: