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Targeting Cardiovascular Events to Improve Patient Outcomes After Sepsis

Sepsis is the most common illness leading to hospitalization in the United States, affecting more than 1 million Americans each year. While short-term mortality has improved over prior decades, sepsis survivors face numerous post-hospital sequelae that negatively impact long-term morbidity and mortality. Cardiovascular complications are among the most common reasons for re-hospitalization and death after sepsis, with approximately 1 in 3 severe sepsis patients experiencing a cardiovascular complication in the year after sepsis hospitalization. This project seeks to identify risk factors for post-sepsis cardiovascular risk based on granular inpatient data collected during hospitalization, and identify potential opportunities to reduce post-sepsis cardiovascular risk.

Investigator: Liu, Vincent

Funder: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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