Correlates and impact on outcomes of worsening renal function in patients > or =65 years of age with heart failure.


Journal Article

1.5 mg/dl. Based on the number of these factors, a patient's risk for developing worsening renal function ranged between 16% (< or =1 factor) and 53% (> or =5 factors). After adjusting for confounding effects, worsening renal function was associated with a significantly longer length of stay by 2.3 days, higher in-hospital cost by $1,758, and an increased risk of in-hospital mortality (odds ratio 2.72; 95% confidence interval 1.62 to 4.58). In conclusion, worsening renal function, an event that frequently occurs in elderly patients hospitalized with heart failure, confers a substantial burden to patients and the healthcare system and can be predicted by 6 admission characteristics.

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Cited Authors

  • Krumholz, HM; Chen, YT; Vaccarino, V; Wang, Y; Radford, MJ; Bradford, WD; Horwitz, RI

Published Date

  • May 1, 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 85 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1110 - 1113

PubMed ID

  • 10781761

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10781761

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9149

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0002-9149(00)00705-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States