Management of acute decompensated heart failure in the emergency department.

@article{Peacock2003ManagementOA,
  title={Management of acute decompensated heart failure in the emergency department.},
  author={William Franklin Peacock and John R. Allegra and Douglas S. Ander and Sean Collins and Deborah D Diercks and Charles E Emerman and joyce. kirk and Randall C. Starling and Marc A. Silver and Richard Summers},
  journal={Congestive heart failure},
  year={2003},
  volume={Suppl 1},
  pages={3-18}
}
Heart failure, a disease of epidemic proportions, has a tremendous clinical and financial impact on the US health care system. With more than 5 million Americans diagnosed with heart failure and 5-year mortality approaching 50%, it is the most common cause of hospitalization in patients older than 65 years and is the single most expensive diagnosis in the… CONTINUE READING