Revista argentina de cardiología
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BELZITI, César A.. Acute Heart Failure Syndromes. Rev. argent. cardiol. [online]. 2006, vol.74, n.4, pp. 240-244. ISSN 1850-3748.
Acute heart failure syndromes represent a growing problem which causes an impact on the population's health and economic status. Despite this fact, there is no standardization in basic aspects such as its definition, classification and treatment goals. Regarding pharmacological treatment, randomized and controlled trials have only been published recently, but their results have not been conclusive; thus their findings cannot be fully applied to evidence-based medicine. The lack of information about acute heart failure contrasts with the large amount of data available on chronic heart failure and ischemic syndromes. We propose to design strategies that focus on early diagnosis and treatment, which will help to improve results in patients with acute heart failure syndromes.
Palabras clave : Acute heart failure; Treatment; Inotropic agents; Evidence based medicine.