TITLE

Clinical assessment of acute heart failure syndromes: emergency department through the early post-discharge period

AUTHOR(S)
Harinstein, Matthew E.; Flaherty, James D.; Fonarow, Gregg C.; Mehra, Mandeep R.; Lang, Roberto M.; Kim, Raymond J.; Cleland, John G.; Knight, Bradley P.; Pang, Peter S.; Bonow, Robert O.; Gheorghiade, Mihai
PUB. DATE
October 2011
SOURCE
Heart;Oct2011, Vol. 97 Issue 19, p1607
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the clinical assessment of patients initially presenting to the emergency department with acute heart failure syndromes (AHFS) through hospitalization and the early post-discharge period. It outlines three proposed phases of clinical assessment, namely, immediate assessment, in-hospital phase, and pre-discharge phase. It cites several common precipitants of AHFS hospitalization including medication non-compliance, concurrent infections, and thyroid dysfunction.
ACCESSION #
66172638

 

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