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Insuficiencia cardíaca

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LOBO MARQUEZ, Lilia et al. Algoritmo de insuficiencia cardíaca aguda Manejo inicial:: etapa prehospitalaria, departamento de emergencias, internación en unidad coronaria. Insuf. card. [online]. 2018, vol.13, n.1, pp.24-39. ISSN 1852-3862.

Algorithm of acute heart failure Initial management: prehospital stage, emergency department, admission to coronary unit In order to "know what to do" in the area of acute heart failure and with the objective of optimizing diagnostic and treatment strategies in the first contact with a patient who might be attending this pathology, article, fundamental concepts on definitions of this pathology, clinical and hemodynamic classifications, initial management in different scenarios (prehospital stage, emergency department, coronary unit admission) and, finally, a diagnostic and therapeutic algorithm for rapid decision making. It is our goal that general practitioners, clinicians, internists and / or cardiologists, in an organized and efficient way, can optimize the diagnosis and early management of this life-threatening clinical condition.

Keywords : Heart failure; Acute heart failure; Decompensated heart failure; Emergency department;; Diagnostic strategies; Management strategies.

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