National heart, lung, and blood institute working group on emergency department management of acute heart failure: Research challenges and opportunities

W. Frank Peacock, Eugene Braunwald, William Abraham, Nancy Albert, John Burnett, Rob Christenson, Sean Collins, Deborah Diercks, Greg Fonarow, Judd Hollander, Art Kellerman, Mihai Gheorghiade, Doug Kirk, Phil Levy, Alan Maisel, Barry M. Massie, Christopher O'Connor, Peter Pang, Monica Shah, George SopkoLynne Stevenson, Alan Storrow, John Teerlink

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Abstract

This paper details the substance and recommendations arising from a meeting convened by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in August 2009, to assess the challenges and opportunities of emergency department management of acute heart failure syndrome (AHFS). The assembled faculty represented a large cross section of medical professionals spanning the medical management continuum of patients presenting with acute heart failure and included heart failure cardiologists, emergency physicians, laboratory medicine specialists, nurses, and bench scientists. Their recommendations include proposals regarding the design and conduct of emergency department-based clinical trials, suggestions regarding the development of improved methods for early detection and monitoring of AHFS, and potential needs for expanding translational and applied AHFS focused research and biotechnology. We anticipate that this review will serve as a starting point for future investigations across the spectrum of funding sources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-351
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Volume56
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 27 2010

Keywords

  • emergency medicine
  • heart failure
  • research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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