Short Stay Management of Acute Heart Failure

  • W. Frank Peacock

Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Administrative and Regulatory Issues

  3. Pathophysiology and Demographics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Karina M. Soto-Ruiz
      Pages 67-75
    3. Ezra A. Amsterdam, Kathleen L. Tong, Richard Summers
      Pages 77-83
  4. Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Department Assessment and Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Marvin A. Wayne, Vincent N. Mosesso Jr., A. Keith Wesley
      Pages 87-104
    3. Anna Marie Chang, Judd E. Hollander
      Pages 113-124
    4. Yang Xue, Arrash Fard, Navaid Iqbal, Alan Maisel
      Pages 125-139
  5. Observation Unit Entry Treatment and Disposition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Gregory J. Fermann, Sean P. Collins
      Pages 165-171
    3. J. Douglas Kirk, Michael Clarke
      Pages 173-186
    4. Rachel Rockford, Deborah B. Diercks
      Pages 199-206
    5. Ginger Conway
      Pages 207-215
    6. Khadijah Breathett, L. Kristin Newby
      Pages 217-227
  6. Complications and Future Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Chad E. Darling, Richard V. Aghababian
      Pages 237-252
    3. Brian Hiestand, William Abraham
      Pages 253-265
    4. Shahriar Dadkhah, Korosh Sharain
      Pages 267-277
    5. Candace McNaughton, Patricia Fick, Alan Storrow
      Pages 279-292
    6. Kay Styer Holmes
      Pages 293-341
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 343-347

About this book


This timely book is a road map for defining the care of acute heart failure patients in the short stay or observation unit setting. Produced in collaboration with the Society of Chest Pain Centers, this book provides an understanding of the diverse medical needs and solutions, administrative processes, and regulatory issues necessary for successful management. In an environment of increasing financial consciousness, medical practice is changing drastically. Short stay care is premier among the new specialties that cater to the complex balance of optimizing patient outcomes while minimizing fiscal burdens. The observation unit has proven to be an excellent arena for the care of acute heart failure, replete with opportunities to improve both medical management and quality metrics.

Unique to the field, Short Stay Management of Acute Heart Failure, Second Edition is the only book of its kind, providing the medical, regulatory, and economic tools necessary to create and implement successful short stay management protocols and units for the care of the heart failure patient. It is an essential guide for health care professionals and for hospitals and institutions wishing to be recognized as quality heart failure centers as accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers.

Editors and affiliations

  • W. Frank Peacock
    • 1
  1. 1.Mail Code E-19Cleveland Clinic Foundation Dept. Emergency MedicineClevelandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-61779-626-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-61779-627-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-8969
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-8977
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