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Factors Affecting Decompensation and Rehospitalization in an Outpatient with Congestive Heart Failure

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with heart failure for factors that may contribute to decompensation or that may improve outcomes.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Vascular Medicine

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, complications

ICD-10:

I50

Description:

A key goal in the management of a patient with heart failure is to prevent decompensation and readmission to the hospital. This can become increasingly difficult as the disease progresses.

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