Factors Leading To Hospital Admission For Heart Failure Identified

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 13:55 in Health & Medicine

Nearly two out of three patients have one or more precipitating factors that may contribute to hospital admissions nationwide for heart failure, according to a new study. Pneumonia, irregular heart beats and obstructed blood flow to the heart are the most frequent factors. The findings may help cardiologists better understand the factors that contribute to hospitalizations for heart failure and may help improve management of the disease.

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