Pathophysiology of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

Richard L. Summers, Ezra A Amsterdam

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This article provides a comprehensive review of acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). It begins with a historical review, defines ADHF, and describes the many factors that may precipitate it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-17
Number of pages9
JournalHeart Failure Clinics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2009


  • Acute heart failure
  • Emergency medicine
  • Pathophysiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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