Noncardiac comorbidities and acute heart failure patients.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The acute heart failure (AHF) population is a heterogeneous group with multiple interrelated noncardiovascular comorbidities. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, renal disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, and anemia affect the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with AHF and complicate inpatient management. This article summarizes the impact of these noncardiovascular comorbidities in patients with AHF. In some circumstances, careful attention to the diagnosis and management of these conditions in patients with AHF may help to improve patient outcomes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mentz, RJ; Felker, GM

Published Date

  • July 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 359 - vii

PubMed ID

  • 23809421

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3906631

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1551-7136

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.hfc.2013.04.003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States