A roadmap to inpatient heart failure management

Muthiah Vaduganathan, Mihai Gheorghiade*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Heart failure (HF) accounts for over 1 million primary hospitalizations in the USA each year and carries a tremendous burden on costs and patient outcomes. The clinical syndrome of HF is not a single disease, but represents the complex interplay between various cardiac and non-cardiac processes, each of which need to be individually addressed. This review provides an updated, contemporary roadmap for inpatient worsening chronic HF management with a focus on identifying and addressing initiating mechanisms, amplifying factors, and cardiac structural abnormalities. Inpatient risk stratification should guide patient education, team structuring, disposition, and post-discharge monitoring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-31
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Cardiology
Volume65
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • Diuretics
  • Heart failure
  • Outcomes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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