HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Treatment of in-hospital cardiac patients is focus of Jefferson University presentations

ne Adams, R.N., MPH; Jocelyn Andrel, Paul Mather, M.D.,

Sharon Rubin, M.D. and David Whellan, M.D.


Beta Blocker Dose Adjustment upon Hospitalization for Acute Decompensated Heart Failure.
(Embargoed for release 9 am, Tuesday, March 27; Abstract #1028-66)

When a patient with chronic heart failure is admitted to the hospital, it is likely that she or he is already on a beta blocker therapy. Yet the role of these medications in the patients length of stay (LOS) as well as a treatment for her or his condition remains unclear.

To clarify the situation, researchers at Jefferson Medical College conducted a retrospective study of patients who were admitted to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital with severe heart failure (ADHF) in 2004 and 2005 and who were on outpatient beta blocker therapy.

They found:

  • Blood pressure was a significant predictor of beta blocker dose reduction or cessation.
  • Patients whose beta blocker dose was reduced or stopped had a significantly increased LOS.
  • Patients who were admitted to the Family Medicine service were more likely to have their beta blocker stopped or decreased than those who were admitted to the Cardiology service.

In conducting the research, the daily outpatient dosage was compared to the inpatient dose on the first day of admission and analyzed for numerous associations including dosage changes admitting specialty and LOS.

Of 464 patients, 84 percent were continued on a beta blocker during the first day of their hospitalization. Most--96 percent--were continued on their outpatient dosage. In those cases where the beta blocker remained the same, 41 percent had dose decrease, 50 percent continued their outpatient dose and nine percent had their dose increased.

The researchers suggest that physicians who are caring for hospitalized chronic heart failure patients who are already on a
'"/>

Contact: Nan Myers
nan.myers@jefferson.edu
215-955-6300
Thomas Jefferson University
27-Mar-2007


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Treatment for early prostate cancer associated with type of specialist seen
2. Treatment outcomes of patients with HIV and tuberculosis
3. Treatment of kidney condition requires an individualized approach
4. Treatment for homeless youth pays off in long run, study finds
5. Treatment discovered for deadly childhood disease
6. Treatment developed for patients with medically unexplained symptoms
7. Treatment drug may cause jawbone to die
8. Treatment for anorexia nervosa appears to have improved outcome
9. Treatment reduces gastric ulcers in at-risk patients using long-term NSAIDS
10. North Central Cancer Treatment Group finding ways to make treatment easier
11. Treatment of severe coronary artery disease with drug-eluting stents a viable alternative to CABG

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


(Date:12/8/2019)... ... December 08, 2019 , ... Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for ... Degree Programs for 2020. The comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment ... based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment. , The ...
(Date:12/6/2019)... ... 2019 , ... Connecticut is home to a growing healthcare ... On December 12th, Hartford Business Journal will recognize eight individuals and organizations who ... the Hartford Marriott. , “We are fortunate to have so many great providers ...
(Date:12/6/2019)... ... December 06, 2019 , ... COMPLIANCY GROUP ... for the Wyoming Medical Society. Compliancy Group is dedicated to educating and assisting ... obligation to adhere to the standards set forth by the Health Insurance Portability ...
(Date:12/5/2019)... CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (PRWEB) , ... December 05, 2019 ... ... States is offering new, high resolution ultrasound (HRUS) technology to help their patients ... surgeon in Chesterfield, MO, is participating in this study and reporting on his ...
(Date:12/5/2019)... ... December 05, 2019 , ... It’s been an impactful year ... help people embrace, achieve, and maintain a healthy lifestyle to giving generously to ... our mission of impacting world health, so it’s gratifying to look back on ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/4/2019)... WASHINGTON, Pa. (PRWEB) , ... December 04, 2019 ... ... solutions empower physicians to better manage their COPD patient’s symptoms, joined forces nearly ... Tulsa’s COPD patients immediate access to in-person care at times when the attention ...
(Date:12/2/2019)... Kan. (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2019 , ... ... XX, a nutritional supplement produced by Native Remedies aimed at supporting Women’s Fertility ... Unfortunately, Mother Nature makes conception harder for some women than for others. Factors ...
(Date:11/30/2019)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... November 29, 2019 , ... ACC ... This long awaited expansion was due to Amazon’s incredibly large purchase of ... had been delayed by Mercedes, they’ve recently received word on vehicle availability and are ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: