Thinking Outside the Box: Treating Acute Heart Failure Outside the Hospital to Improve Care and Reduce Admissions.


Journal Article (Review)

The management of acute heart failure is shifting toward treatment approaches outside of a traditional hospital setting. Many heart failure providers are now treating patients in less familiar health care settings, such as acute care clinics, emergency departments, and skilled nursing facilities. In this review we describe the current pressures driving change in the delivery of acute heart failure and summarize the evidence regarding treatments for acute heart failure outside of the inpatient setting. We also provide considerations for the design of future treatment strategies to be implemented in alternative care settings.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • DeVore, AD; Allen, LA; Eapen, ZJ

Published Date

  • August 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 667 - 673

PubMed ID

  • 26009012

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26009012

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-8414

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cardfail.2015.05.009


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States