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Congestion in acute heart failure syndromes: importance of early recognition and treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16915125     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The vast majority of acute heart failure syndrome (AHFS) hospitalizations are related to clinical congestion, rather than to a low cardiac output state. Patients develop hemodynamic congestion (high left ventricular filling pressure) several days to weeks before the onset of clinical symptoms and signs. Congestion is an important predictor of both mortality and morbidity in patients with AHFS. As a result, congestion is an essential evaluative and therapeutic target in AHFS patients. It is plausible that early identification of hemodynamic congestion, before the clinical manifestations are present, could reduce the need for hospital admission and readmission.
Leonardo De Luca; William T Abraham; Gregg C Fonarow; Mihai Gheorghiade
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Reviews in cardiovascular medicine     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1530-6550     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Cardiovasc Med     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-17     Completed Date:  2007-06-25     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100960007     Medline TA:  Rev Cardiovasc Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  69-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory of Interventional Cardiology, Division of Cardiology, European Hospital, Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Diuretics / therapeutic use
Early Diagnosis
Edema, Cardiac / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Heart Failure / diagnosis*,  drug therapy*
Pulmonary Edema / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Pulmonary Wedge Pressure
Ventricular Function, Left
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