Heart failure HF is highly prevalent in patients with chronic kidney disease CKD and end-stage renal disease ESRD and is strongly associated with mortality in these patients. However, the treatment of HF in this population is largely unclear. Study Design. We conducted a systematic integrative review of the literature to assess the current evidence of HF treatment in CKD patients, searching electronic databases in April Synthesis used narrative methods.
Should people with heart failure avoid alcohol? An evidence review | Nursing Times
It is widely thought that drinking alcohol is harmful to people living with heart failure. This article reviews the evidence on whether these patients should be advised to abstain from alcohol. The costs associated with treating heart failure HF in the NHS are high, as are incidences of repeated hospital admissions related to HF in those aged over 65 years. It has been demonstrated that excess alcohol consumption over long periods can lead to heart failure but it is not known whether abstaining from consuming alcohol benefits patients who already have the condition. This article discusses whether people diagnosed with HF that is not related to excess alcohol consumption should abstain from alcohol or significantly reduce their intake. Citation: Golder C Should people with heart failure avoid alcohol?
Consumer Perspective on Personal Health Records: A Review of the Literature
Metrics details. The prevalence of heart failure has increased over the past decades and it is expected that there will be further raise due to the higher proportion of elderly in the western societies. In this context cost-of-illness studies can significantly contribute to a better understanding of the drivers and problems which lead to the increasing costs in heart failure. The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review of published cost-of-illness studies related to heart failure to highlight the increasing cost impact of heart failure.
Written and peer-reviewed by physicians—but use at your own risk. Read our disclaimer. Congestive heart failure CHF is a clinical condition in which the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the metabolic needs of the body because of pathological changes in the myocardium. The three main causes of CHF are coronary artery disease , diabetes mellitus , and hypertension.