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Clin Exp Emerg Med. 2015 Sep 30;2(3):141-149. eCollection 2015 Sep.

Diagnosing and managing acute heart failure in the emergency department.

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Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.

Abstract

Heart failure is a clinical syndrome that results from the impairment of ventricular filling or ejection of blood and affects millions of people worldwide. Diagnosis may not be straightforward and at times may be difficult in an undifferentiated patient. However, rapid evaluation and diagnosis is important for the optimal management of acute heart failure. We review the many aspects of diagnosing and treating acute heart failure in the emergency department.

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Acute heart failure; Diagnosis; Management

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