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Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Jan;22(1):94-112. doi: 10.1111/acem.12538. Epub 2014 Nov 25.

Early management of patients with acute heart failure: state of the art and future directions--a consensus document from the SAEM/HFSA acute heart failure working group.

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The Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

Abstract

Heart failure (HF) afflicts nearly 6 million Americans, resulting in 1 million emergency department (ED) visits and over 1 million annual hospital discharges. The majority of inpatient admissions originate in the ED; thus, it is crucial that emergency physicians and other providers involved in early management understand the latest developments in diagnostic testing, therapeutics, and alternatives to hospitalization. This article discusses contemporary ED management as well as the necessary next steps for ED-based acute HF research.

PMID:
25423908
PMCID:
PMC4319710
DOI:
10.1111/acem.12538
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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