Therapy modifications during hospitalization in patients with chronic heart failure

Published: 7 January 2016
Author(s): Andreja Detiček, Igor Locatelli, Tina Roblek, Aleš Mrhar, Mitja Lainscak
Issue: January 2016
Section: Original Article

Background: Guidelines on suggested pharmacological treatments for heart failure (HF) are not optimally implemented in clinical practice and whether pharmacotherapy adjustment actually happens in daily practice is largely unknown. We aimed to investigate pharmacotherapy modifications during hospitalization.Methods: This was a prospective observational survey where all admissions were screened for HF; 210 patients were included. The guideline adherence index (GAI) and modified GAI (mGAI, if ≥50% of target dose) were used to grade the pharmacotherapy.