Intravenous nitrates in the prehospital management of acute pulmonary edema.

  title={Intravenous nitrates in the prehospital management of acute pulmonary edema.},
  author={Giuseppe Bertini and Cristina Giglioli and Annibale Biggeri and Massimo Margheri and I Simonetti and M. L. Sica and Lucianna Mar ia Russo and Gian Franco Gensini},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  volume={30 4},
STUDY OBJECTIVE We sought to assess the effect of nitrates on prehospital mortality among patients with acute pulmonary edema (APE). METHODS The study involved a retrospective evaluation of the records of prehospital outcome in 640 patients with APE rescued by the mobile CCU (MCCU) of Florence, Italy, between January 1980 and December 1991. The MCCU serves an urban environment with a population of 400,000 in a 102-sq km area. In the years 1980 through 1983, patients were treated with oxygen… CONTINUE READING
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