Tien M.H. Ng completed a BS in pharmacy in 1994 from Dalhousie University in Halifax (Canada), a PharmD in 1998 from Wayne State University (Detroit) and a Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy Fellowship in 2000 from the University of Utah (Salt Lake City). He has been a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist since 2001. Prior to joining USC in March 2004, Ng was an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He was the recipient of the Heart Failure Society of America Clinical/Integrative Physiology New Investigator Award in 2002.
Association of admission vs. nadir serum albumin concentration with short-term treatment outcomes in patients with acute heart failure.
2018 Hypoalbuminemia occurs in 25% to 76% of patients hospitalized for acute heart failure (HF) and is associated with increased mortality. Hypoalbuminemia may predispose patients to intravascular volume depletion, hypotension, and acute worsening of renal function; however, its association with treatment outcomes during hospitalization is unknown.