Episode 4 - Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: New Strategies for Improving Outcomes
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This month's episode of EMplify, the podcast corollary to the Emergency Medicine Practice journal, focuses on acute decompensated heart failure. Hosts Jeff Nusbaum, MD, and Nachi Gupta, MD, cover all aspects of the acute management of this condition, from initial diagnosis and treatment in the emergency department to novel biomarkers and new and controversial therapies. The podcast is based on the full-length review published in the May 2017 issue of Emergency Medicine Practice. In it, co-authors Emily Singer Fisher, MD, and Boyd Burns, DO, FACEP, FAAEM, both of the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine, cover evidence published in 190 articles, and 10 reviews from the Cochrane database, as well as current guidelines issued by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology Foundation. Topics covered in this episode of EMplify include Basics of acute decompensated heart failure Key differences in the pathophysiology of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction Prehospital Care Initial ED Evaluation of acute decompensated heart failure Narrowing down the differential Physical exam best practices Diagnostic Studies Pulmonary ultrasound Cardiac ultrasound Treatment Lab markers Management of acute decompensated heart failure Role of early revascularization New and novel therapies Disposition Summary of the key points Links and resources: Tables referenced in this podcast episode - https://www.ebmedicine.net/topics.php?paction=showTopicSeg&topic_id=541&seg_id=8977 Noninvasive Ventilation For Patients In Acute Respiratory Distress: An Update - https://www.ebmedicine.net/topics.php?paction=showTopic&topic_id=532 Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine - http://www.clinicaldecisionmaking.com/
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