Acute heart failure treatment

James D Kirk, Gerasimos Filippatos, Mihai Gheorghiade, Peter S. Pang, Phillip Levy, Ezra A Amsterdam, W. Frank Peacock, Gregg C. Fonarow

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Emerging concepts in the short term management of acute heart failure have fostered changes in therapeutic targets and the expectations of emergency department and in-hospital treatment options. Investigators and clinicians are now reconsidering how intravenous diuretics, vasodilators, and inotropes commonly used to alleviate congestion and restore hemodynamic stability should be administered; which acute heart failure patients should receive them; and the long-term morbidity and mortality implications of these decisions. This section evaluates these various therapeutic options for patients appropriate for short stay unit management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-110
Number of pages8
JournalCritical Pathways in Cardiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Kirk, J. D., Filippatos, G., Gheorghiade, M., Pang, P. S., Levy, P., Amsterdam, E. A., Peacock, W. F., & Fonarow, G. C. (2008). Acute heart failure treatment. Critical Pathways in Cardiology, 7(2), 103-110.