Evidence-Based Practice for Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

Albert, Nancy M.; Eastwood, Cathy A.; Edwards, Michelle L.
December 2004
Critical Care Nurse;Dec2004, Vol. 24 Issue 6, p14
Academic Journal
Discusses medical practices for managing patients with acute heart failure. Components included in the treatment plan; Use of the hemodynamic status in assessing the patient's cardiac performance; Myths associated with management of acute heart failure.


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