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Early Treatment in Emergency Department Patients with Acute Heart Failure: Does Time Matter?
Curr Heart Fail Rep ; 16(1): 12-20, 2019 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30828762
ABSTRACT
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acute heart failure accounts for over one million hospital discharges annually. Current guidelines suggest treatments for AHF should begin "without delay" but this time interval has not been clearly defined. RECENT FINDINGS: Data suggest that certain treatments such as earlier treatment with diuretics and vasodilators may improve patient symptom relief, morbidity, and mortality. Secondary analyses of clinical trials of novel treatments under development have not shown similar results. The data are equivocal regarding the impact of early treatment in AHF on in-hospital and long-term morbidity and mortality. Improved clinical trial designs will help answer when and if "early" treatment should begin and whether it impacts short- and long-term outcomes in AHF.

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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Idioma: Inglês Revista: Curr Heart Fail Rep Assunto da revista: Cardiologia Ano de publicação: 2019 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: Estados Unidos