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Acute heart failure: new diagnostic perspectives for the emergency physician.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18264671     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The topic of heart failure (HF) in the emergency department is today relevant, since there are new serum markers and imaging techniques that may help in the diagnosis of this disease. Natriuretic peptides have now entered the flowchart for etiologic diagnosis in patients with acute dyspnea, when technical facilities are available. Recently, chest ultrasonography has been shown to be useful for the noninvasive assessment of extravascular lung water. Starting from this practical standpoint, we propose that simple chest ultrasonographic signs can provide a totally noninvasive characterization of pulmonary congestion in patients with HF.
Authors:
Gino Soldati; Luna Gargani; Fernando R Silva
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-02-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal and emergency medicine     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1828-0447     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-18     Completed Date:  2008-08-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101263418     Medline TA:  Intern Emerg Med     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Emergency Department, ASL 2, Ospedale di Castelnuovo Garfagnana, Lucca, Italy. g.soldati@usl2.toscana.it
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Diagnostic Techniques, Cardiovascular*
Emergency Medical Services*
Heart Failure / diagnosis*,  ultrasonography
Humans

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