National trends in heart failure hospitalization after acute myocardial infarction for Medicare beneficiaries: 1998-2010.

@article{Chen2013NationalTI,
  title={National trends in heart failure hospitalization after acute myocardial infarction for Medicare beneficiaries: 1998-2010.},
  author={Jersey Chen and Angela Fu-Chi Hsieh and Kumar Dharmarajan and Frederick A. Masoudi and Harlan M. Krumholz},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2013},
  volume={128 24},
  pages={2577-84}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies have reported conflicting findings regarding how the incidence of heart failure (HF) after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has changed over time, and data on contemporary national trends are sparse. METHODS AND RESULTS Using a complete national sample of 2 789 943 AMI hospitalizations of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries from 1998 through 2010, we evaluated annual changes in the incidence of subsequent HF hospitalization and mortality using Poisson and… CONTINUE READING
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