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

Sean P. Collins, Alan B. Storrow, Phillip D. Levy, Nancy Albert, Javed Butler, Justin A. Ezekowitz, G. Michael Felker, Gregory J. Fermann, Gregg C. Fonarow, Michael M. Givertz, Brian Hiestand, Judd E. Hollander, David E. Lanfear, Peter S. Pang, W. Frank Peacock, Douglas B. Sawyer, John R. Teerlink, Daniel J. Lenihan

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-112
Number of pages19
JournalAcademic Emergency Medicine
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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  • Emergency Medicine

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    Collins, S. P., Storrow, A. B., Levy, P. D., Albert, N., Butler, J., Ezekowitz, J. A., Michael Felker, G., Fermann, G. J., Fonarow, G. C., Givertz, M. M., Hiestand, B., Hollander, J. E., Lanfear, D. E., Pang, P. S., Frank Peacock, W., Sawyer, D. B., Teerlink, J. R., & Lenihan, D. J. (2015). 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. Academic Emergency Medicine, 22(1), 94-112. https://doi.org/10.1111/acem.12538