Emergency diagnosis of congestive heart failure: impact of signs and symptoms.

@article{Mller2005EmergencyDO,
  title={Emergency diagnosis of congestive heart failure: impact of signs and symptoms.},
  author={Christian M{\"u}ller and Barbara Frana and Daniel Estuardo Marroqu{\'i}n Rodr{\'i}guez and Kirsten Laule-Kilian and Andr{\'e} Paul Perruchoud},
  journal={The Canadian journal of cardiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={21 11},
  pages={921-4}
}
BACKGROUND The most useful features in the diagnosis of congestive heart failure (CHF) have been poorly investigated. OBJECTIVE To determine the utility of signs and symptoms in the diagnosis of CHF in the emergency department. METHODS Detailed clinical data were collected prospectively from 452 consecutive patients presenting with acute dyspnea to the emergency department. By using logistic regression analysis, significant predictors for the final discharge diagnosis of CHF (adjudicated… CONTINUE READING