SESSION TITLE: Cardiovascular Disease
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Rates of readmission remain high following admission for acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) and inadequate decongestion is one of the major contributors. While laboratory markers such as brain natriuretic peptide(BNP) have previously been identified, there is a need to identify additional clinical markers of adequate decongestion prior to discharge to improve outcomes. The purpose of this studywas to prospectively assess the utility of change (Δ) in QRS voltage (predischarge - baseline) and the 6-minute walk test (6-MWT) for predicting 1 year outcomes in patients admitted with ADHF.