Acute heart failure and cardiogenic shock: a multidisciplinary practical guidance

@article{Mebazaa2015AcuteHF,
  title={Acute heart failure and cardiogenic shock: a multidisciplinary practical guidance},
  author={Alexandre Mebazaa and Heli Tolppanen and Christian M{\"u}ller and Johan P E Lassus and Salvatore Disomma and Giedre Baksyte and Maurizio Cecconi and Duk Joo Choi and Alain Cohen Solal and Michael Christ and Josep Masip and Mattia Arrigo and S Nouira and Dike Bevis Ojji and Frank W. Peacock and Michael Thomas Richards and Naoki Sato and Karen Sliwa and Jindrich Spinar and Holger Thiele and Mehmet Yilmaz and James J Januzzi},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={42},
  pages={147-163}
}
Acute heart failure (AHF) causes high burden of mortality, morbidity, and repeated hospitalizations worldwide. This guidance paper describes the tailored treatment approaches of different clinical scenarios of AHF and CS, focusing on the needs of professionals working in intensive care settings. Tissue congestion and hypoperfusion are the two leading mechanisms of end-organ injury and dysfunction, which are associated with worse outcome in AHF. Diagnosis of AHF is based on clinical assessment… CONTINUE READING
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