Publication Date

2012

Abstract

Background: The clinical consequences of prehospital delay in heart failure (HF) patients are unknown. This study explores the relationship between prehospital delay of HF patients and length of hospital stay, plasma values of brain natriuretic peptides (BNP) as well as the association of delay with all-cause mortality, readmission for HF, or all-cause readmissions during short- (60 days) and long-term (18 months) follow-up.

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Journal Article

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