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simple tool can predict serious adverse events in acute heart failure patients

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simple tool can predict serious adverse events in acute heart failure patients

des plaines, il--more than one million patients are admitted to the hospital with heart failure each year. a prospective clinical validation found the ottawa heart failure risk scale (ohfrs) tool to be highly sensitive for serious adverse event in acute heart failure patients and can now be used in clinical practice to estimate the short-term risk of saes in acute heart failure patients. further, when available, the prediction tool works even better when adding a simple blood test (nt-probnp). the ohfrs may therefore be useful to allow the safe discharge of patients with heart failure in the emergency department without hospital admission. that is the main finding of a study to be published i...