Outcomes in heart failure patients after major noncardiac surgery.

@article{Hernandez2004OutcomesIH,
  title={Outcomes in heart failure patients after major noncardiac surgery.},
  author={Adrian F. Hernandez and David Joshua Whellan and Sharon Stroud and Jie L. Sun and Christopher M. O'Connor and James G. Jollis},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={44 7},
  pages={1446-53}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate mortality and readmission rates of heart failure (HF) patients after major noncardiac surgery. BACKGROUND There is a lack of generalizable outcome data on HF patients undergoing major noncardiac surgery because previous studies have been limited to a few academic centers or have not focused on this group of patients. METHODS Using the 1997 to 1998 Standard Analytic File 5% Sample of Medicare beneficiaries, we identified patients with HF… CONTINUE READING

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