Pathway for the management of heart failure complicating acute coronary syndrome

David L Wild, Eyal Herzog, Emad Aziz, Marrick Kukin

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Abstract

Patients presenting to the emergency department, with acute heart failure (AHF), pose a major health care problem.1 Acute heart failure accounts for over 1,000,000 hospitalization in the United States with an in-hospital morality rate of 4.1%, and a mean length of stay of 6.5 days. Whether due to inadequate in-hospital treatment, refractory disease, noncompliance with diet or medications, or co-morbidities, there is a hospital readmission rate of 20% within 30 days, and 50% during the next 6-12-month interval. Additionally, there is a 10% mortality rate at 30 days, which increases to 20-40% at 12 months.2

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEchocardiography in Acute Coronary Syndrome: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
Pages365-376
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781848820265
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Wild, D. L., Herzog, E., Aziz, E., & Kukin, M. (2009). Pathway for the management of heart failure complicating acute coronary syndrome. In Echocardiography in Acute Coronary Syndrome: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention (pp. 365-376). Springer-Verlag London Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84882-027-2_25