acute heart failure Archives
VUMC team puts tool to reduce heart failure admissions to test
Nov. 11, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers have developed a risk stratification tool to predict outcomes and avoid unnecessary hospital admissions after emergency department visits for acute heart failure.
VUMC team to test personalized acute heart failure treatment
Sep. 16, 2021—Researchers at Vanderbilt have been awarded a five-year, $4 million federal grant to test whether a personalized medicine strategy will improve outcomes for patients hospitalized with acute heart failure.
VUMC researchers receive grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to develop biomarkers to improve the diagnosis of acute heart failure
May. 26, 2021—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have received a four-year, $6.2-million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to develop a novel panel of biomarkers to improve the diagnosis of acute heart failure (AHF).
Self-care program for acute heart failure patients studied as standard practice
Apr. 15, 2021—Up to 25% of patients with acute heart failure (AHF) face mortality or hospital readmission within one month after being treated in the emergency department (ED).
Heart failure study seeks to reduce hospitalizations
Dec. 17, 2020—A national study led by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has found that many patients who arrive at the emergency department (ED) with acute heart failure can be safely discharged with self-care guidance and frequent phone appointments, avoiding the need for hospitalization.
Study shows heart failure mortality higher in low-income areas
Mar. 5, 2020—Patients discharged from the hospital with acute heart failure have higher one-year mortality rates in regions with low income or greater income inequality, according to a new global study whose authors include Sean Collins, MD, MSc, professor of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt.
Global effort tracks causes, treatment of acute heart failure
Jan. 16, 2020—Patients in North America wait a median of three hours to receive intravenous therapy for acute heart failure, while no other region in the world waited for more than 1.2 hours, according to a global study whose lead author and co-primary investigator is Sean Collins, MD, MSc, professor of Emergency Medicine.