USA: Coronary Artery Disease Testing After Initial Heart Failure Hospitalization Aids Outcomes

Coronary artery disease (CAD) testing within 90 days of hospitalization for heart failure is associated with a lower risk for heart failure readmission or all-cause mortality, according to a study published online Jan. 18 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Cheng‑Wei Huang, M.D., from Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, and colleagues assessed whether widespread CAD testing in patients with new-onset heart failure leads to improved outcomes. The analysis included 2,729 adults with new-onset heart failure with reduced ejection fraction hospitalized within one of 15 Kaiser Permanente Southern California medical centers between 2016 and 2021.

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