Achieving Guideline- Directed Heart Rate Control Early Posthospitalization.


Guidelines for the treatment of heart failure (HF) recommend the titration of β blockers (BB) to a target dosage shown to be effective in clinical trials. The benefit of BBs is associated with heart rate (HR) control, with a target resting HR(WCD), assessing whether the WCD could be used to evaluate HR both at rest and during activity to determine if targets were being met and to adequately direct clinical decision making. The WCD platform allows continuous recording of HR. To assess the guideline-directed therapy goals for reduction of resting HR, HR was evaluated both at rest (nighttime: midnight-7 a.m.; daytime: 7 a.m. midnight), and during activity of daily living. HR data during activity of daily living (ADL) and rest were collected from patients with HF that wore the WCD for ≥5 weeks (n = 1,353) between 2015 and 2017. First, 643,891 activity episodes from 1,353 patients were analyzed. Daytime and nighttime resting HRs significantly dropped from beginning to end of WCD use (day: 72.5 bpm vs 69.0 bpm, p

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The American Journal of Cardiology