Echocardiographic evaluation of patients presenting with acutely decompensated heart failure in the setting of dietary or medication noncompliance-Is there a role?

@article{Goyfman2017EchocardiographicEO,
  title={Echocardiographic evaluation of patients presenting with acutely decompensated heart failure in the setting of dietary or medication noncompliance-Is there a role?},
  author={Michael Goyfman and S. S. Kort},
  journal={Echocardiography},
  year={2017},
  volume={34 10},
  pages={
          1426-1431
        }
}
BACKGROUND Reevaluating patients who are admitted with heart failure (HF) exacerbation using echocardiogram is a common and appropriate indication. However, it is unknown whether it is appropriate to reevaluate such patients when the exacerbation is attributed to patients' noncompliance with self-care behaviors, where the presumption is that the underlying… CONTINUE READING