The prognostic implications of outpatient diuretic dose in heart failure

Harjai, Kishore J., Dinshaw, Homeyar K., Nunez, Eduardo, Shah, Mehul, Thompson, Hilary, Turgut, Tansel and Ventura, Hector O. (1999) The prognostic implications of outpatient diuretic dose in heart failure. International Journal of Cardiology, 71 3: 219-225. doi:10.1016/S0167-5273(99)00129-1


Author Harjai, Kishore J.
Dinshaw, Homeyar K.
Nunez, Eduardo
Shah, Mehul
Thompson, Hilary
Turgut, Tansel
Ventura, Hector O.
Title The prognostic implications of outpatient diuretic dose in heart failure
Journal name International Journal of Cardiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0167-5273
1874-1754
Publication date 1999-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0167-5273(99)00129-1
Volume 71
Issue 3
Start page 219
End page 225
Total pages 7
Place of publication Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract In 111 patients with left ventricular ejection fraction ≤30% who required hospitalization for heart failure, we examined the association between outpatient dose of diuretic agents and all-cause mortality. In comparison to patients who were not on treatment with diuretics prior to hospitalization, patients being treated with 'low' doses of diuretics (<80 mg/day of furosemide) and those being treated with 'high' doses of diuretics (≥80 mg/day of furosemide) were more likely to die during follow-up after adjustment for other clinical parameters (adjusted relative risks, RR, 3.1 and 4.6).
Keyword Heart failure
Diuretic agents
Mortality
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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