HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Seattle Heart Failure Model is able to accurately predict survival for patients with heart failure

A new model developed at the University of Washington provides an accurate estimate of one-, two-, and three-year survival rates and average years of survival for patients with heart failure. The model incorporates medications and devices that are used to treat heart failure and how altering these affects survival.

The Seattle Heart Failure Model was created by Dr. Wayne C. Levy, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the UW, in collaboration with 13 co-authors. It is now available online at http://circ.ahajournals.org/ and will be published March 21 in the journal Circulation.

Heart failure has a mortality rate that can range from 5 percent to 75 percent per year. Patients and clinicians have not had an easy way to estimate survival. The Seattle Heart Failure Model was developed using very simple clinical and laboratory variables that are available to any health care provider. Some of these include age, gender, blood pressure, weight, heart failure medications/devices, and simple laboratory variables like hemoglobin, cholesterol, uric acid, and serum sodium. The model was derived by examining 1,125 heart failure patients, and validated in five additional groups, totaling 9,942 patients. The accuracy of the model was excellent.

"What is unique about this model is that one can estimate the change in an individual patient's survival by adding medications or devices used to treat heart failure," Levy said. "For example, a heart failure patient treated with only digoxin and diuretic therapy with a 20 percent annual mortality rate will live about four years on average. But according to the Seattle Heart Failure Model, if you add an ACE inhibitor the patient will live five years, and if you add an ACE inhibitor and a beta blocker the patient will live six and a half years.

"If you use an ACE inhibitor, beta blocker and an aldosterone blocker, the patient makes it to eight year
'"/>

Contact: Craig Degginger
craigd@u.washington.edu
206-616-3192
University of Washington
13-Mar-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Seattle inventor to receive Henry Heimlich Award
2. Drug-eluting stent controversy explored in the American Heart Hospital Journal
3. Heart-failure patients benefit from pharmacist care
4. Study offers clues to Broken Heart Syndrome
5. Heart Failure 2007
6. Heart failure medication does not improve survival, compared to more widely used medication
7. UCLA neurologist honored with American Heart Associations Stroke Council Award
8. Heart failure: Mayo Clinic reveals abnormality in filling of the heart is frequent culprit
9. Heart catheters do not benefit patients
10. Heart Rhythm Society publishes final recommendations for heart patients
11. Heartburn drug may help to slow progression of chronic heart failure

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/23/2020)... ... January 23, 2020 , ... DelawareBio, a nonprofit ... presents a panel discussion on gene editing that goes beyond CRISPR technology. To ... Medical Education Center, the event will provide an overview of the opportunities and ...
(Date:1/23/2020)... ... January 23, 2020 , ... MemoryCare.com ... has announced the Best Memory Care Facilities in Pensacola, Florida. The guide identifies ... amenities. , According to the Alzheimer’s Association , 5.6 million people ...
(Date:1/23/2020)... ... 23, 2020 , ... Today, The Fenway Institute of Fenway ... Administration dramatically expanded upon discriminatory, anti-LGBT policies implemented in 2017 and 2018 that ... the world. , “During Donald Trump’s third year as president, we moved from ...
(Date:1/23/2020)... ... January 23, 2020 , ... NowRx , the company ... County today with the grand opening of its state-of-the-art, 4,500 square foot, hyper-efficient, ... of a traditional pharmacy. NowRx uses an eco-friendly fleet of delivery cars ...
(Date:1/22/2020)... ... January 22, 2020 , ... “In preparation for our next ... systems,” said Bill Schnittker, LIDP Founder and CEO. “We introduced Titanium, a ground-breaking, robust ... claims processing systems suite. In 2019 LIDP launched CSR and Agent Portals.” , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/24/2020)... ... , ... The American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued a bold call ... system. Recently, practicing internist and President of the ACP, Robert M. McLean, MD, MACP ... ACP, teamed with YourUpdateTV to discuss how the U.S. can fix its ailing health ...
(Date:1/23/2020)... ... January 23, 2020 , ... ... but can penetrate exposed dentin tubules allowing restorative adhesives to tightly bind to ... clearance to market FiteBac® Cavity Cleanser with 2% K21. Cavity cleansers are ...
(Date:1/23/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... January 23, 2020 , ... ... guidance to the managed care plans who administer benefits for Medi-Cal beneficiaries. The ... Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). MHPAEA prohibits limitations for mental health services ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: