Cardiology 2013 (Full reference info)
March 9, 2014
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 738Author: Haldar, S. and Clarke, S. C.
Title: A year in cardiology: 2012: the latest developments were discussed at The British Cardiovascular Society annual symposium
Journal: Eur Heart J
Short Title: A year in cardiology: 2012: the latest developments were discussed at The British Cardiovascular Society annual symposium
Alternate Journal: European heart journal
ISSN: 1522-9645 (Electronic)
Accession Number: 23455854
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Notes: Haldar, Shouvik
Clarke, Sarah C
Eur Heart J. 2013 Mar;34(9):627. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehs484.
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Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 651Author: Hamaguchi, S., Kinugawa, S., Tsuchihashi-Makaya, M., Goto, D. and Tsutsui, H.
Title: Weekend versus weekday hospital admission and outcomes during hospitalization for patients due to worsening heart failure: a report from Japanese Cardiac Registry of Heart Failure in Cardiology (JCARE-CARD)
Journal: Heart Vessels
Date: May 8
Short Title: Weekend versus weekday hospital admission and outcomes during hospitalization for patients due to worsening heart failure: a report from Japanese Cardiac Registry of Heart Failure in Cardiology (JCARE-CARD)
Alternate Journal: Heart and vessels
ISSN: 1615-2573 (Electronic)
Accession Number: 23653107
Abstract: The day of the week of admission may influence the length of stay and in-hospital death. However, the association between the admission day of the week and in-hospital outcomes has been inconsistent in heart failure (HF) patients among studies reported from Western countries. We thus analyzed this association in HF patients encountered in routine clinical practice in Japan. We studied the characteristics and in-hospital treatment in 1620 patients hospitalized with worsening HF by using the database of the Japanese Cardiac Registry of Heart Failure in Cardiology (JCARE-CARD). Patients were divided into two groups according to weekday (n = 1355; 83.6 %) or weekend admission (n = 265; 16.4 %). The mean age was 70.7 years and 59.4 % were male. Etiology was ischemic in 34.0 %, and mean left ventricular ejection fraction was 42.5 %. Patients admitted on the weekend were significantly older and had more comorbidities, and more severe symptoms and signs of HF on admission. Length of stay was comparable between weekend and weekday admission (35.2 +/- 47.0 days vs 33.6 +/- 32.0 days, P = 0.591). Crude in-hospital mortality did not differ between patients admitted on the weekend and weekdays (7.5 % vs 5.2 %, P = 0.136). Even after adjustment for covariates in multivariable modeling with patients admitted on weekday as the reference, in-hospital death was comparable between patients admitted on the weekend and weekdays (adjusted odds ratio 1.125, 95 % confidence interval 0.631-2.004, P = 0.691). Among patients hospitalized for worsening HF, admission day of the week did not affect in-hospital death and length of stay.
Notes: Hamaguchi, Sanae
Heart Vessels. 2013 May 8.
Author Address: Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Kita-15, Nishi-7, Kita-ku, Sapporo, 060-8638, Japan.