Update on the management of acute heart failure

Update on the management of acute heart failure Purpose of reviewWe provide a concise review of recent studies focusing on the management of patients with acute heart failure (AHF).Recent findingsIn well designed randomized trials, no mortality benefit has been observed with the use of diuretics, ultrafiltration, inotropes and vasodilators in AHF. Recent trials examining the role of novel inotropes and vasodilators as well as the role of mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists in the AHF population, is reviewed.SummaryThe focus of therapy in AHF should be directed towards symptom management. No mortality benefit has been observed despite good quality studies. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Opinion in Cardiology Wolters Kluwer Health

Update on the management of acute heart failure

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Wolters Kluwer
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Copyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.
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0268-4705
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1531-7080
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10.1097/HCO.0000000000000485
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Abstract

Purpose of reviewWe provide a concise review of recent studies focusing on the management of patients with acute heart failure (AHF).Recent findingsIn well designed randomized trials, no mortality benefit has been observed with the use of diuretics, ultrafiltration, inotropes and vasodilators in AHF. Recent trials examining the role of novel inotropes and vasodilators as well as the role of mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists in the AHF population, is reviewed.SummaryThe focus of therapy in AHF should be directed towards symptom management. No mortality benefit has been observed despite good quality studies.

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Current Opinion in CardiologyWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Mar 1, 2018

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