Outcomes of heart failure-related hospitalization in adults with congenital heart disease in the United States.

@article{Rodriguez2013OutcomesOH,
  title={Outcomes of heart failure-related hospitalization in adults with congenital heart disease in the United States.},
  author={Fred H Rodriguez and Douglas S. Moodie and Dhaval R. Parekh and Wayne J. Franklin and David L. S. Morales and Farhan Zafar and Gerald J. Adams and Richard A. Friedman and Joseph W. Rossano},
  journal={Congenital heart disease},
  year={2013},
  volume={8 6},
  pages={513-9}
}
BACKGROUND Heart failure (HF) accounts for >3 million hospital admissions annually in adults with acquired cardiovascular disease, but there are limited data on HF admissions in adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD). The purpose of this study was to test the hypotheses that HF admissions are common in ACHD and associated with significant morbidity and mortality. METHODS The 2007 Nationwide Inpatient Sample was used to assess national prevalence, morbidities, and risk factors for… CONTINUE READING

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