Characterization of acute heart failure hospitalizations in a Portuguese cardiology department.

@article{PinhoGomes2013CharacterizationOA,
  title={Characterization of acute heart failure hospitalizations in a Portuguese cardiology department.},
  author={Ana Catarina Pinho-Gomes and Jos{\'e} C. Silva Cardoso and Lu{\'i}s Filipe Ribeiro de Azevedo and Rui Nuno de Almeida and Teresa Pinho and Maria J{\'u}lia Maciel},
  journal={Revista portuguesa de cardiologia : orgao oficial da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia = Portuguese journal of cardiology : an official journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={32 7-8},
  pages={
          567-75
        }
}
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS We describe the clinical characteristics, management and outcomes of patients hospitalized with acute heart failure in a south-west European cardiology department. We sought to identify the determinants of length of stay and heart failure rehospitalization or death during a 12-month follow-up period. METHODS AND RESULTS This was a retrospective cohort study including all patients admitted during 2010 with a primary or secondary diagnosis of acute heart failure. Death and… CONTINUE READING

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