Research Article
Volume 7 Issue 3 - 2020
Characteristic of Patient with Heart Failure Admission in Medical Intensive Care Unit at a University Hospital
Kamal Waheeb Alghalayini* and Ibrahim Hassan Alzubadie
King Abdul Aziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Kamal Waheeb Alghalayini, Medical Director in King Abdul Aziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Received: January 22, 2020; Published: February 11, 2020




Abstract

This study aims to evaluate the characteristics of patients with heart failure admitted to medical intensive care at a university hospital that will help in designing a proper clinical pathways and staff training for such advance complicated cases. Retrospective cohort study was conducted on 60 decompensating Heart Failure patients admitted to medical ICU. Detailed history was obtained about patients baseline characteristics and diagnosis. Results shows the complexity of risk factors in the cohort 43 (71.7%) have Hypertension, 32 (53.3%) with Diabetes, 22 (36.7%) have Renal Failure, only 7 (11.7%) were diagnosed with Rheumatic heart disease, 22 patients (36.7%) have Ischemic heart disease, 21 (35%) Stroke, and 19 (31%) Atrial Fibrillation. Therefore, it can be stated that knowing such patients characteristics had to the planning of clinical pathways and staff specific training.

Keywords: Heart Failure; Heart Failure Nurse; Education; Multidisciplinary Team

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Citation: Kamal Waheeb Alghalayini and Ibrahim Hassan Alzubadie. “Characteristic of Patient with Heart Failure Admission in Medical Intensive Care Unit at a University Hospital”. EC Cardiology 7.3 (2020): 01-04.

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