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Association between length of stay and mortality or readmission in patients with acute heart failure

Session Poster Session 3

Speaker Pajaree Sriparn

Event : Heart Failure 2019

  • Topic : heart failure
  • Sub-topic : Acute Heart Failure – Epidemiology, Prognosis, Outcome
  • Session type : Poster Session

Authors : P Sriparn (Bangkok,TH), M Anuntasainont (Bangkok,TH), C Thimphitthaya (Bangkok,TH), P Lalitnithi (Bangkok,TH), S Kittiprachakul (Bangkok,TH), A Trongtorsak (Bangkok,TH), A Ariyachaipanich (Bangkok,TH)

P Sriparn1 , M Anuntasainont1 , C Thimphitthaya1 , P Lalitnithi1 , S Kittiprachakul1 , A Trongtorsak1 , A Ariyachaipanich1 , 1Chulalongkorn University - Bangkok - Thailand ,


Background: Length of stay (LOS) in acute heart failure (AHF) varies between patients as it reflexes the counterbalance of optimising patient’s condition and avoiding intra-hospital complication. However, Its prognostic significance has not been well studied.

Purpose: We aim to assess whether LOS associates with short and long term all-cause mortality or readmission in AHF patients.

Methods: We conducted a prospective cohort study of 191 consecutive patients who were discharged with admission diagnosis of AHF between July 2017 and March 2018. The patients were categorised into 3 groups by LOS: short, intermediate and long LOS (duration of admission 1-4, 5-10 and = 11 days, respectively). The outcomes were 30 and 180-day all-cause mortality or readmission rate. Pearson’s chi-squared test was used to analyse.

Results: Total of 191 patients(mean age 68.4 years, 46.6% female) were included. Patient’s baseline characteristics (age, gender, left ventricular ejection fraction, NYHA classification and co-morbidities) were similar in the 3 groups. The 30-day outcome (all-cause mortality or readmission) was not different between short, intermediate and long LOS group (25.8%, 19% and 21%, respectively; p= 0.637). The 180-day outcome was significantly different with the lowest rate of all-cause mortality or readmission in the intermediate LOS group (56.1%, 38.1% and 58.1%; p=0.047)

Conclusion: Compared to intermediate LOS group, short and long LOS groups have greater risk of 180-day all-cause mortality or readmission. As a consequence, the more proper intra-hospital management should be applied to these 2 groups to improve clinical outcome.

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