European Society of Cardiology-Acute Cardiovascular Care Association Position paper on acute heart failure: A call for interdisciplinary care

Mueller, C. et al. (2017) European Society of Cardiology-Acute Cardiovascular Care Association Position paper on acute heart failure: A call for interdisciplinary care. European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care, 6(1), pp. 81-86. (doi:10.1177/2048872615593279) (PMID:26124458)

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Abstract

Acute heart failure (AHF) continues to have unacceptably high rates of mortality and morbidity. This position paper highlights the need for more intense interdisciplinary cooperation as one key element to overcome the challenges associated with fragmentation in the care of AHF patients. Additional aspects discussed include the importance of early diagnosis and treatment, options for initial treatment, referral bias as a potential cause for treatment preferences among experts, considerable uncertainty regarding patient disposition, the diagnosis of accompanying acute myocardial infarction, the need for antibiotic therapy, as well as assessment of intravascular volume status.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Acute Heart Failure Study Group of the ESC Acute Cardiovascular Care Association.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McMurray, Professor John
Authors: Mueller, C., Christ, M., Cowie, M., Cullen, L., Maisel, A. S., Masip, J., Miro, O., McMurray, J., Peacock, F. W., Price, S., DiSomma, S., Bueno, H., Zeymer, U., and Mebazaa, A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Journal Name:European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care
Publisher:SAGE
ISSN:2048-8726
ISSN (Online):2048-8734
Published Online:29 June 2015

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