Expanded algorithm for managing patients with acute decompensated heart failure.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Heart failure is a complex disease process, the manifestation of various cardiac and noncardiac abnormalities. General treatment approaches for heart failure have remained the same over the past decades despite the advent of novel therapies and monitoring modalities. In the same vein, the readmission rates for heart failure patients remain high and portend a poor prognosis for morbidity and mortality. In this context, development and implementation of improved algorithms for assessing and treating HF patients during hospitalization remains an unmet need. We propose an expanded algorithm for both monitoring and treating patients admitted for acute decompensated heart failure with the goal to improve post-discharge outcomes and decrease rates of rehospitalizations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Njoroge, JN; Cheema, B; Ambrosy, AP; Greene, SJ; Collins, SP; Vaduganathan, M; Mebazaa, A; Chioncel, O; Butler, J; Gheorghiade, M

Published Date

  • July 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 597 - 607

PubMed ID

  • 29611010

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6551605

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-7322

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10741-018-9697-9


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States