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Prognostic Estimation of Advanced Heart Failure With Low Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction and Wide QRS Interval.

Authors
 Changmyung Oh ; Hyuk-Jae Chang ; Namsik Chung ; Se-Joong Rim ; Jongwon Ha ; Seok-Min Kang ; Jiyoung Shim ; Wooin Yang ; Ji Ye Kim ; Ji Min Sung 
Citation
 Korean Circulation Journal (순환기), Vol.42(10) : 659~667, 2012 
Journal Title
 Korean Circulation Journal (순환기) 
ISSN
 1738-5520 
Issue Date
2012
Abstract
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has been known to improve the outcome of advanced heart failure (HF) but is still underutilized in clinical practice. We investigated the prognosis of patients with advanced HF who were suitable for CRT but were treated with conventional strategies. We also developed a risk model to predict mortality to improve the facilitation of CRT. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Patients with symptomatic HF with left ventricular ejection fraction ≤35% and QRS interval >120 ms were consecutively enrolled at cardiovascular hospital. After excluding those patients who had received device therapy, 239 patients (160 males, mean 67±11 years) were eventually recruited. RESULTS: During a follow-up of 308±236 days, 56 (23%) patients died. Prior stroke, heart rate >90 bpm, serum Na ≤135 mEq/L, and serum creatinine ≥1.5 mg/dL were identified as independent factors using Cox proportional hazards regression. Based on the risk model, points were assigned to each of the risk factors proportional to the regression coefficient, and patients were stratified into three risk groups: low- (0), intermediate-(1-5), and high-risk (>5 points). The 2-year mortality rates of each risk group were 5, 31, and 64 percent, respectively. The C statistic of the risk model was 0.78, and the model was validated in a cohort from a different institution where the C statistic was 0.80. CONCLUSION: The mortality of patients with advanced HF who were managed conventionally was effectively stratified using a risk model. It may be useful for clinicians to be more proactive about adopting CRT to improve patient prognosis.
URI
http://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/91217
DOI
10.4070/kcj.2012.42.10.659
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1. 연구논문 > 1. College of Medicine > Medical Research Center
1. 연구논문 > 1. College of Medicine > Dept. of Internal Medicine
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