Management of Heart Failure in the Emergency Department Setting: An Evidence-Based Review of the Literature.

@article{Long2018ManagementOH,
  title={Management of Heart Failure in the Emergency Department Setting: An Evidence-Based Review of the Literature.},
  author={Brit Long and Alex Koyfman and Michael Gottlieb},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2018},
  volume={55 5},
  pages={
          635-646
        }
}
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