Multidisciplinary approach for patients hospitalized with heart failure

Frankenstein, L., Fröhlich, H. and Cleland, J. G.F. (2015) Multidisciplinary approach for patients hospitalized with heart failure. Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition), 68(10), pp. 885-891. (doi: 10.1016/j.rec.2015.05.008) (PMID:26409892)

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Acute heart failure describes the rapid deterioration, over minutes, days or hours, of symptoms and signs of heart failure. Its management is an interdisciplinary challenge that requires the cooperation of various specialists. While emergency providers, (interventional) cardiologists, heart surgeons, and intensive care specialists collaborate in the initial stabilization of acute heart failure patients, the involvement of nurses, discharge managers, and general practitioners in the heart failure team may facilitate the transition from inpatient care to the outpatient setting and improve acute heart failure readmission rates. This review highlights the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to acute heart failure with particular focus on the chain-of-care delivered by the various services within the healthcare system.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cleland, Professor John
Authors: Frankenstein, L., Fröhlich, H., and Cleland, J. G.F.
Subjects:R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Robertson Centre
Journal Name:Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)
Publisher:Elsevier Espana
Published Online:27 September 2015

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