A simple risk score to predict in-hospital death of elderly patients with acute decompensated heart failure--hypoalbuminemia as an additional prognostic factor.

@article{Kinugasa2009ASR,
  title={A simple risk score to predict in-hospital death of elderly patients with acute decompensated heart failure--hypoalbuminemia as an additional prognostic factor.},
  author={Yoshiharu Kinugasa and Masahiko Kato and Shinobu Sugihara and Masayuki Hirai and Kazuhiko Kotani and Katsunori Ishida and Kiyotaka Yanagihara and Yosuke Kato and Kazuhide Ogino and Osamu Igawa and Ichiro Hisatome and Chiaki Shigemasa},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={73 12},
  pages={2276-81}
}
BACKGROUND Risk stratification for elderly patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) may help clinicians to select the appropriate therapy and raise the quality of care. METHODS AND RESULTS The present study enrolled 349 patients aged over 65 years who were hospitalized with ADHF from January 2004 to October 2008. Five independent prognostic factors were identified by multivariate logistic regression analysis, and each factor was assigned a number of points proportional to its… CONTINUE READING

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