Heart Failure

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Abstract Number: 967

CLASSIC PRESENTATION OF HEMOCHROMATOSIS IN A POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMAN

Case Presentation: A 43-year-old female presented with a three-week history of shortness of breath and abdominal pain. The patient denied alcohol use and stated that she previously had regular menstrual periods until 14 months ago [...]

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Abstract Number: 871

FLASH PULMONARY EDEMA WITH LEFT VENTRICLE NON-COMPACTION CARDIOMYOPATHY

Case Presentation: A 87 year old female with history of Left ventricular non-compaction(LVNC), HFrEF with EF25-30%, CAD, hypertension, hyperlipidemia presented with acute dyspnea. She denied chest pain, palpitation, lightheadedness. Exam revealed tachycardia, tachypnea and hypoxia, [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:38:25+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on FLASH PULMONARY EDEMA WITH LEFT VENTRICLE NON-COMPACTION CARDIOMYOPATHY

Abstract Number: 747

CARDIAC RESYNCHRONIZATION THERAPY BY HIS BUNDLE PACING IN A PATIENT WITH CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE AND LEFT BUNDLE BRANCH BLOCK: AN INSIGHT FOR THE INTERNIST

Case Presentation: A 65 year old male with ischemic cardiomyopathy, EF of 25% and NYHA III symptoms despite optimal medical therapy, severe mitral regurgitation (MR) and left bundle branch block (LBBB) with QRS>150ms (figure 1) [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:34:47+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on CARDIAC RESYNCHRONIZATION THERAPY BY HIS BUNDLE PACING IN A PATIENT WITH CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE AND LEFT BUNDLE BRANCH BLOCK: AN INSIGHT FOR THE INTERNIST

Abstract Number: 698

A QUADRICUSPID AORTIC VALVE CAUSING SEVERE AORTIC REGURGITATION WITH ASSOCIATED AORTIC ROOT DILATATION

Case Presentation: A 49-year-old male presented with progressive lower extremity edema, exertional dyspnea and orthopnea for three weeks. Past medical history significant for non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, systolic heart failure and moderate aortic regurgitation (AR) diagnosed one [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:33:24+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on A QUADRICUSPID AORTIC VALVE CAUSING SEVERE AORTIC REGURGITATION WITH ASSOCIATED AORTIC ROOT DILATATION

Abstract Number: 656

TAKOTSUBO CARDIOMYOPATHY: A CURIOUS CASE OF OPIOID WITHDRAWAL!

Case Presentation: A 36 years old female with past medical history of IV drug abuse, presented with dyspnea, nasal congestion, tactile disturbances, diarrhea, body aches and generalized weakness for 1 day. She was recently treated [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:32:16+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on TAKOTSUBO CARDIOMYOPATHY: A CURIOUS CASE OF OPIOID WITHDRAWAL!

Abstract Number: 600

CARDIAC AWAKING

Case Presentation: A 66 year old female with a history of RA, diabetes mellitus, and deep vein thrombosis, presented to ED with tachycardia and hypoxic respiratory failure requiring 5 liters of oxygen. Physical exam was notable [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:30:45+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on CARDIAC AWAKING

Abstract Number: 490

TO B OR NOT TO B: CHOOSING THE RIGHT BETA BLOCKER FOR INITIAL MANAGEMENT OF THYROID STORM IN PATIENTS WITH HEART FAILURE

Case Presentation: A 37-year-old-male with no significant past medical history who presents to the hospital with 2 months of progressive exertional dyspnea, palpitations and scrotal pain. He has also noticed some leg swelling and has [...]

By | 2019-03-18T17:25:08+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Finalist Posters - Clinical Vignettes, Adult, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on TO B OR NOT TO B: CHOOSING THE RIGHT BETA BLOCKER FOR INITIAL MANAGEMENT OF THYROID STORM IN PATIENTS WITH HEART FAILURE

Abstract Number: 467

WHEN LIFE DOESN’T GIVE YOU LEMONS: A RARE CASE OF ACUTE HEART FAILURE

Case Presentation: A five-year-old boy with autism presented to the hospital with two-months of fatigue, lower extremity pain, and a petechial rash. Review of systems was notable for a two-kilogram weight loss, intermittent gingival bleeding [...]

By | 2019-03-24T17:10:02+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Clinical Vignettes, Finalist Posters - Clinical Vignettes, Pediatric, Hospital Medicine 2019, Pediatric|Comments Off on WHEN LIFE DOESN’T GIVE YOU LEMONS: A RARE CASE OF ACUTE HEART FAILURE

Abstract Number: 455

PREVALENCE, TREATMENT, AND OUTCOMES ASSOCIATED WITH HEART FAILURE AMONG PATIENTS HOSPITALIZED WITH PNEUMONIA

Background: Hospitalized patients are complex and often receive concurrent treatment for multiple diseases. Patients presenting with shortness of breath and infiltrates on chest x-ray may be treated for pneumonia, congestive heart failure (CHF) or both. [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:26:51+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Research, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on PREVALENCE, TREATMENT, AND OUTCOMES ASSOCIATED WITH HEART FAILURE AMONG PATIENTS HOSPITALIZED WITH PNEUMONIA

Abstract Number: 279

PUMPING IRON: MANAGEMENT OF ANEMIA IN A COHORT OF PATIENTS WITH HEART FAILURE (HF) ON THE TEXAS-MEXICAN BORDER

Background: Anemia is common in patients with HF with a prevalence ranging from 10-40%. Studies have shown that these patients have worse outcomes compared to those who don’t. The most common etiology remains iron deficiency [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:22:33+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on PUMPING IRON: MANAGEMENT OF ANEMIA IN A COHORT OF PATIENTS WITH HEART FAILURE (HF) ON THE TEXAS-MEXICAN BORDER

Abstract Number: 162

POST-DISCHARGE RESOURCE USE AND 30-DAY UNPLANNED HOSPITAL READMISSIONS IN PATIENTS ADMITTED FOR HEART FAILURE

Background: Research on post-discharge outpatient care often focuses on single types of encounters, such as primary care in-person appointments or primary care phone calls. However, patients interact with the healthcare system following discharge using a [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:19:39+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on POST-DISCHARGE RESOURCE USE AND 30-DAY UNPLANNED HOSPITAL READMISSIONS IN PATIENTS ADMITTED FOR HEART FAILURE

Abstract Number: 153

IMPACT OF CARDIOLOGIST CONSULTATION ON READMISSIONS FOR GENERAL MEDICINE PATIENTS WITH SECONDARY DIAGNOSIS OF HEART FAILURE

Background: Involvement of a cardiologist in the care of hospitalized patients with a primary diagnosis of heart failure (HF) has been shown to improve outcomes and may affect their readmission rates. However, less is known [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:19:23+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on IMPACT OF CARDIOLOGIST CONSULTATION ON READMISSIONS FOR GENERAL MEDICINE PATIENTS WITH SECONDARY DIAGNOSIS OF HEART FAILURE

HM2018 Abstract Number: 420

MILK INDUCED HEART FAILURE

Case Presentation: A 23 month old female with minimal primary care visits presented to the ED after a syncopal episode. She was found to be tachycardic, tachypneic, and hypoxic. Physical exam revealed an irritable, pale [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:43+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Clinical Vignettes, Pediatric, Uncategorized|Comments Off on MILK INDUCED HEART FAILURE

HM2018 Abstract Number: 912

HEART FAILURE WITH A LARGE RETROPERITONEAL MASS: CONNECTED OR COINCIDENCE?

Case Presentation: A 40 year-old male with no significant past medical history presented with two months of increasing fatigue, anorexia, and progressive exertional dyspnea. Additionally, he reported a mild increase in abdominal girth during the [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:18:34+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on HEART FAILURE WITH A LARGE RETROPERITONEAL MASS: CONNECTED OR COINCIDENCE?

HM2018 Abstract Number: 211

Improving Adherence to Discharge Medications for Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients

Background: Heart failure is a deadly epidemic with over 37 million people affected worldwide with a multitude of physical, psychological and financial implications on patients and the healthcare system. The progression of heart failure can [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:14:24+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on Improving Adherence to Discharge Medications for Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients

HM2018 Abstract Number: 304

EPXHEARTFAILURE PROVIDES REMOTE MONITORING OF SYMPTOMS IN HEART FAILURE PATIENTS: A TELEMEDICINE TOOL

Background: Heart failure (HF) is a major public health concern that affects over 5 million adults in the US. HF is among the most common reasons for hospital admissions and presents a considerable cost burden [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:00:08+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Technology in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on EPXHEARTFAILURE PROVIDES REMOTE MONITORING OF SYMPTOMS IN HEART FAILURE PATIENTS: A TELEMEDICINE TOOL

HM2018 Abstract Number: 151

HYPERLIPIDEMIA PARADOX: HYPERLIPIDEMIA LOWERS THE RISK OF DEATH AND ATTENUATES THE MORTALITY RISK OF OTHER COMORBID CONDITIONS AFTER HOSPITALIZATION FOR ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION, HEART FAILURE, AND PNEUMONIA

Background: Hyperlipidemia is a recognized risk factor for incident acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF), and no such documented association with pneumonia. However, the influence of hyperlipidemia on long-term mortality after [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:59:38+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on HYPERLIPIDEMIA PARADOX: HYPERLIPIDEMIA LOWERS THE RISK OF DEATH AND ATTENUATES THE MORTALITY RISK OF OTHER COMORBID CONDITIONS AFTER HOSPITALIZATION FOR ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION, HEART FAILURE, AND PNEUMONIA

HM2018 Abstract Number: 293

ACCURACY OF LUNG ULTRASOUND VERSUS CHEST X-RAY IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF PULMONARY EDEMA: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Background: Lung ultrasound (LUS) is emerging as a useful diagnostic tool for several lung pathologies. Some studies have found its accuracy in diagnosing pulmonary edema surpasses that of chest x-ray (CXR) but the available evidence [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:59:20+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Research, Technology in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on ACCURACY OF LUNG ULTRASOUND VERSUS CHEST X-RAY IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF PULMONARY EDEMA: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

HM2018 Abstract Number: 902

NEW ONSET HEART FAILURE? DON’T FORGET THE AMYLOID!

Case Presentation: A 50-year-old African American male with history of supraventricular tachycardia presented after an episode of chest pain and syncope. He endorsed progressive exertional dyspnea, paroxysmal orthopnea, and worsening abdominal swelling of several weeks [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:54:34+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on NEW ONSET HEART FAILURE? DON’T FORGET THE AMYLOID!

HM2017 Abstract Number: 382

MULTI-ORGAN FAILURE WITH A SLOW BEATING HEART: ATYPICAL PRESENTATION OF FULMINANT LYMPHOCYTIC MYOCARDITIS WITH COMPLETE HEART BLOCK

Case Presentation: A 29-year-old previously healthy male presented to an outside hospital emergency department with two days of flu-like symptoms including fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and recurrent episodes of syncope. On arrival, physical [...]

By | 2017-04-20T16:37:15+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on MULTI-ORGAN FAILURE WITH A SLOW BEATING HEART: ATYPICAL PRESENTATION OF FULMINANT LYMPHOCYTIC MYOCARDITIS WITH COMPLETE HEART BLOCK

HM2017 Abstract Number: 381

A CLOT FROM A SLOW BEATING HEART: COMPLETE HEART BLOCK AND STROKE DUE TO NONCOMPACTION CARDIOMYOPATHY

Case Presentation: A 45-year-old previously healthy male with a known history of polysubstance use (tobacco, ethanol, and cocaine) presented to the emergency department with sudden onset left-sided facial droop, hemiparesis, hemisensory loss, and dysarthria. The [...]

By | 2017-04-25T21:16:44+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Adult, Clinical Vignette Abstracts|Comments Off on A CLOT FROM A SLOW BEATING HEART: COMPLETE HEART BLOCK AND STROKE DUE TO NONCOMPACTION CARDIOMYOPATHY

HM2016 Abstract Number: 132

Increasing Use of Home Health Care Services Among Patients Admitted with Heart Failure in the United States

Background: Despite recent advancements in the medical management of acute and chronic Heart Failure (HF), smooth transitions of care for patients hospitalized with HF remain elusive for most health care systems. Use of home health [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Outcomes Research, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on Increasing Use of Home Health Care Services Among Patients Admitted with Heart Failure in the United States

HM2016 Abstract Number: 121

Investigation Into One-Size-Fits-All Diuretic Strategy for Heart Failure Exacerbation Admissions

Background: Diuretic therapy is the mainstay of treatment for heart failure exacerbations but its optimal dosing strategy remains unclear. In 2011, the DOSE trial exhibited a trend toward improvement in patients’ global symptom assessments when [...]

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HM2016 Abstract Number: 828

Looking Past the Alcohol: A Failing Heart Due to Left Ventricular Noncompaction

Case Presentation: A 34 year old male with no past medical history initially presented to an urgent care facility with abdominal bloating and discomfort over several months.  It was noted at the time that he [...]

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