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Adherence to sleep apnea treatment reduces health care use, costs in heart failure

Positive airway pressure-adherent patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and obstructive sleep apnea had fewer health care visits, including ED and hospital visits, than nonadherent patients, according to a new industry-funded study.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/07/18/2.htm
18 Jul 2023

Afib guideline updates diagnosis, management strategies

An updated guideline from cardiology societies places new emphasis on lifestyle and risk factor modification in patients with atrial fibrillation and risk for recurrence when afib occurs after surgery, among other changes.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2023/12/12/4.htm
12 Dec 2023

Understanding heart failure in African Americans

African Americans have a higher incidence of heart disease at a younger age, and they meet fewer criteria for ideal cardiovascular health, such as nonsmoking, physical activity, and lower body mass index.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2019/11/understanding-heart-failure-in-african-americans.htm
1 Nov 2019

Frailer heart failure patients less likely to receive guideline-recommended therapy

A prospective analysis of patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction in Japan found that the proportion receiving angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers, beta-blockers, and mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists decreased as physical frailty increased.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/06/20/4.htm
20 Jun 2023

Collaboration with heart failure patients key

Comanaging cardiology patients after heart failure requires small adjustments, following recent guidelines, and patient involvement in decisions.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2021/07/collaboration-with-heart-failure-patients-key.htm
1 Jul 2021

Quadruple therapy for heart failure cost-effective compared to previous standard of care

Adding a sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor to standard care had intermediate cost-effectiveness, but replacing an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor with an angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitor was only borderline cost-effective, a modeling study found.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/06/13/1.htm
13 Jun 2023

ED, outpatient visits for worsening heart failure on the rise since 2010

A cohort study that analyzed encounters in one health system for worsening heart failure found that ED and observation stays and outpatient visits account for approximately half of the visits, with hospitalizations comprising the other half.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2022/07/05/5.htm
5 Jul 2022

Managing patients with diabetes and heart failure

Good control of diabetes in the presence of heart failure includes appropriate HbA1c targets, metformin and comprehensive lifestyle change as first-line therapy, and a team approach.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2019/11/managing-patients-with-diabetes-and-heart-failure.htm
1 Nov 2019

Cardiac societies issue new joint guideline on management of heart failure

The updated guideline recommends sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors for many heart failure patients, regardless of their diabetes status, among other changes.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2022/04/05/2.htm
5 Apr 2022

Diuretics demand discussion in heart failure management

To assess a patient's ability to adhere to a diuretic regimen, consider the patient's age, level of education, and severity of symptoms, as well as health literacy, and any comorbidities.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2019/11/diuretics-demand-discussion-in-heart-failure-management.htm
1 Nov 2019

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