Expanded algorithm for managing patients with acute decompensated heart failure

Joyce N. Njoroge*, Baljash Cheema, Andrew P. Ambrosy, Stephen J. Greene, Sean P. Collins, Muthiah Vaduganathan, Alexandre Mebazaa, Ovidiu Chioncel, Javed Butler, Mihai Gheorghiade

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Heart failure is a complex disease process, the manifestation of various cardiac and noncardiac abnormalities. General treatment approaches for heart failure have remained the same over the past decades despite the advent of novel therapies and monitoring modalities. In the same vein, the readmission rates for heart failure patients remain high and portend a poor prognosis for morbidity and mortality. In this context, development and implementation of improved algorithms for assessing and treating HF patients during hospitalization remains an unmet need. We propose an expanded algorithm for both monitoring and treating patients admitted for acute decompensated heart failure with the goal to improve post-discharge outcomes and decrease rates of rehospitalizations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)597-607
Number of pages11
JournalHeart Failure Reviews
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018

Keywords

  • Acute decompensated heart failure, rehospitalizations
  • HFrEF
  • Heart failure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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