Sharoen E Kline

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Veterans with chronic heart failure (HF) are frequently elderly, have numerous comorbid chronic medical illnesses, frequent hospitalizations, and have high rates of cardiovascular events. Within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), primary care providers are required to manage the majority of HF patients because access to cardiac specialty care within(More)
BACKGROUND An altered diurnal blood pressure (BP) pattern has been linked to the risk of developing heart failure (HF). We tested whether an altered diurnal BP pattern is associated with adverse outcomes (death or hospitalization for HF exacerbation) in patients with HF. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 118 patients with HF were enrolled from a tertiary(More)
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