Monday, June 5, 2017

Heart Failure Scale

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Sorelle, Ruth - Emergency Medicine News 2017; 39 (6): - 29–29 
doi: 10.1097/01.EEM.0000520575.56556.d4 
"Emergency physicians have historically lacked validated tools for determining which patients with shortness of breath associated with acute heart failure should be admitted and which could be safely discharged. Now, a clinical decision tool may provide a map of the best course to take. 
Arising from the distinguished Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, the Ottawa Heart Failure Risk Scale was validated in a study recently reported in Academic Emergency Medicine. (2017;24[3]:316.) Starting with 40 different criteria, Ian Stiell, MD, MSc, a senior scientist in clinical epidemiology at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and his colleagues ended up with a scale of 10 items. They applied the risk scale to 1,100 patients (average age, 77.7) seen in the emergency departments of six tertiary hospitals to validate it..."