Prevalence, morbidity, and mortality of heart failure-related hospitalizations in children in the United States: a population-based study.

@article{Rossano2012PrevalenceMA,
  title={Prevalence, morbidity, and mortality of heart failure-related hospitalizations in children in the United States: a population-based study.},
  author={Joseph W. Rossano and Jeffrey J Kim and Jamie A. Decker and Jack Price and Farhan Zafar and Daniel E Graves and David L. S. Morales and Jeffrey S. Heinle and Biykem Bozkurt and Jeffrey Allen Towbin and Susan W. Denfield and William J. Dreyer and John Lynn Jefferies},
  journal={Journal of cardiac failure},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={459-70}
}
BACKGROUND Few data exist on prevalence, morbidity, and mortality of pediatric heart failure hospitalizations. We tested the hypotheses that pediatric heart failure-related hospitalizations increased over time but that mortality decreased. Factors associated with mortality and length of stay were also assessed. METHODS AND RESULTS A retrospective analysis of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Kids' Inpatient Database was performed for pediatric (age ≤18 years) heart failure-related… CONTINUE READING

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