Arrival by ambulance in acute heart failure: insights into the mode of presentation from Acute Studies of Nesiritide in Decompensated Heart Failure (ASCEND-HF).

@article{Ezekowitz2016ArrivalBA,
  title={Arrival by ambulance in acute heart failure: insights into the mode of presentation from Acute Studies of Nesiritide in Decompensated Heart Failure (ASCEND-HF).},
  author={Justin A Ezekowitz and Mohua Podder and Adrian F Hernandez and Paul Wayne Armstrong and Rhaana L. C. Starling and Christopher M. O'Connor and Robert M. Califf},
  journal={BMJ open},
  year={2016},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={
          e010201
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Limited data exist assessing the relationship between ambulance versus self-presentation and outcomes in patients with acute heart failure (AHF). SETTING Clinical trial sites in North America. PARTICIPANTS 1068 patients enrolled in the Acute Studies of Nesiritide in Decompensated Heart Failure (ASCEND-HF) trial. PRIMARY AND SECONDARY OUTCOME MEASURES The association between ambulance use and dyspnoea improvement, 30-day mortality or HF rehospitalisation and 180-day mortality… CONTINUE READING
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