Journal article

Routine use of HbA1c amongst inpatients hospitalised with decompensated heart failure and the association of dysglycaemia with outcomes

K Khoo, J Lew, P Neef, L Kearney, L Churilov, R Robbins, A Tan, M Hachem, L Owen-Jones, Q Lam, GK Hart, A Wilson, P Sumithran, D Johnson, PM Srivastava, O Farouque, LM Burrell, JD Zajac, EI Ekinci

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2018

Abstract

Diabetes is an independent risk factor for development of heart failure and has been associated with poor outcomes in these patients. The prevalence of diabetes continues to rise. Using routine HbA1c measurements on inpatients at a tertiary hospital, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of diabetes amongst patients hospitalised with decompensated heart failure and the association of dysglycaemia with hospital outcomes and mortality. 1191 heart failure admissions were identified and of these, 49% had diabetes (HbA1c ≥ 6.5%) and 34% had pre-diabetes (HbA1c 5.7-6.4%). Using a multivariable analysis adjusting for age, Charlson comorbidity score (excluding diabetes and age) and estimated glomer..

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