Coronary artery, renal, and pulmonary disease predictive of multiple hospital admissions for patients with congestive heart failure

Erin Madriago, Larry Baker, Jessica Kattan, Melanie Childers, Ezra Amsterdam

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Patients (PTS) with congestive heart failure (CHF) are a major concern for the health care commurity with increased hospitalizations and resource utilization. To better understand this important patient population, we evaluated PTS at a major teaching institution who admitted for the principle diagnosis of CHF over a 3.5 year period of time. The study group was comprised of 449 PTS: 248 men (63 yr, 21-95) and 201 women (68 yr, 33-103) who caused 994 admits. Detailed chart review revealed one group of 200 PTS, 115 men (64 yr, 23-95) and 85 women (66 yr, 35-103) who had a single admission (SA). A second group of 249 multi-admission (MA) PTS: 133 men (68 yr, 21-93) and 116 women (69 yr, 33-100) admitted 794 times, averaging 3.2 admissions per patient. A significant difference between SA and MA existed with the presence of coronary artery disease (CAD) (39% vs 57%, p

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Investigative Medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1999
Externally publishedYes


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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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