Very early management of acute heart failure syndromes [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2011; 39(5): 427-432 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2011.01599

Very early management of acute heart failure syndromes

Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz1, Alain Cohen-solal2, Alexandre Mebazaa3
1Department of Cardiology, Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey
2Department of Cardiology, Hôpital Lariboisière; Université Paris 7 Denis Diderot, Paris, France
3Department of Anesthesiology And Critical Care Medicine, Hôpital Lariboisière; Université Paris 7 Denis Diderot, Paris, France

Diagnosis and management of acute heart failure syndromes are described in the most recent ESC/ESICM guidelines. However, physicians dealing with these patients in their daily practice may need guidance in choosing therapeutic alternatives as soon as the dyspneic patient arrives to the emergency department. Herein, practical recommendations for the very early management of patients with acute heart failure syndromes are presented. Blood pressure- and symptom-driven strategy along with early initiation of goal-directed therapies are key take-home messages. Furthermore, early and frequent reassessment is also an imperative part of management so that adjustments in the initial therapeutic plan can be achieved in a timely fashion.

Keywords: Acute disease, algorithms, heart failure/diagnosis/therapy, syndrome

How to cite this article
Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz, Alain Cohen-solal, Alexandre Mebazaa. Very early management of acute heart failure syndromes. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2011; 39(5): 427-432

Corresponding Author: Alexandre Mebazaa, France
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