Usefulness of serum albumin concentration for in-hospital risk stratification in frail, elderly patients with acute heart failure. Insights from a prospective, monocenter study.

@article{Arqus2008UsefulnessOS,
  title={Usefulness of serum albumin concentration for in-hospital risk stratification in frail, elderly patients with acute heart failure. Insights from a prospective, monocenter study.},
  author={St{\'e}phane Arqu{\'e}s and Emmanuel Roux and Pascal Sbragia and Richard G{\'e}lisse and Bertrand Pieri and Pierre Ambrosi},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={125 2},
  pages={
          265-7
        }
}
The present study examined the usefulness of serum albumin concentration measured immediately after clinical stabilization for in-hospital risk stratification in 64 consecutive elderly, institutionalized patients with definite evidence of acute heart failure, of whom 17 died during their in-hospital stay. Serum albumin concentration was a powerful predictor of in-hospital death in this clinical setting (hazard ratio of 0.80 [0.71-0.89], p<0.001). A serum albumin concentration of <3 g/dl (median… CONTINUE READING

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