Comparison of patients rehospitalized for heart failure with versus without a history of habitual alcohol consumption
作者: Ragesh PanikkathNatalia SuvoravaNeena NgoDeepa PanikkathSian Yik LimElvira UmyarovaGary Meyerrose
作者单位: 1From the Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas.
刊名: Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, 2014, Vol.27 (3), pp.208-209
来源数据库: Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings
英文摘要: Alcohol paradoxically is known to have a protective and a deleterious effect on the heart. The effect of alcoholism on the growing problem of heart failure (HF) readmissions is not known. This study addressed this issue with a population of adult patients (>20 years old) who were readmitted for HF within 30 days after a hospitalization for HF at a university hospital in West Texas for a period of 5 years. Of the 204 patients with HF who were readmitted, 130 were admitted for HF exacerbations and 74 for unrelated medical conditions. Seventy-two (55%) were men, and the patients' mean age was 67 ± 15 years. Only 32 patients (24%) had a history of alcoholism. The mean age was significantly lower in patients with a history of alcoholism than in those without (62 ± 11 vs. 67 ± 15 years; P =...
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  • habitual 习惯性
  • consumption 消耗
  • alcohol 
  • failure 破坏
  • history 历史
  • heart 心脏
  • versus 
  • without 在之外