Short Stay Management of Acute Heart Failure

  • W. Frank┬áPeacock

Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Table of contents

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Donna Hunn, Phillip D. Levy, Matthew A. Wheatley, Maghee F. Disch
      Pages 45-59
  3. Pathophysiology and Demographics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Karina M. Soto-Ruiz
      Pages 69-80
    3. Ezra A. Amsterdam, Sandhya Venugopal, Angela Thinda
      Pages 81-88
  4. Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Department Assessment and Treatment of Acute Heart Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Andrew M. McCoy, Richard B. Utarnachitt, Marvin A. Wayne
      Pages 91-107
    3. Gina DiAntonio Swartzel, Peter S. Pang
      Pages 109-116
    4. Anna Marie Chang, Alfred B. Cheng
      Pages 117-128
    5. Jennifer Carnell, Reeva Patel
      Pages 129-144
    6. Yang Xue, Arrash Fard, Navaid Iqbal, Alan Maisel, Nicholas Wettersten
      Pages 145-163
    7. Carlos E. Velasco, Deborah Diercks, Phillip D. Levy
      Pages 165-183
  5. Observation Unit Treatment and Disposition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Jason M. Hogan, Sean Collins, Gregory J. Fermann
      Pages 187-195
    3. Brad P. Mayeux, Robin J. Trupp
      Pages 211-222
    4. Kevan E. Meadors, Deborah B. Diercks
      Pages 223-232
    5. Sudha P. Jaganathan, Ginger Conway, Stephanie Dunlap
      Pages 233-242
    6. Juan R. Vilaro, David E. Winchester
      Pages 243-258
  6. Complications and Future Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Chad E. Darling, David D. McManus
      Pages 269-284
    3. Brian Hiestand
      Pages 285-294
    4. Shahriar Dadkhah, Korosh Sharain
      Pages 295-307
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 309-317

About this book


This book provides a road map for defining the care of acute heart failure (HF) patients in the short stay or observation unit setting. Supported by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, it presents a description of the problem, defines the measures of success, elucidates the implementation of interventions required to be successful, and provides the tools to insure quality HF management. Fully updated and revised, the Third Edition discusses administrative and regulatory issues relating to HF management; pathophysiology and demographics of acute HF; emergency medical services and emergency department assessment and treatment of acute HF; admission, treatment, and disposition of acute heart failure in observation units; complications and future research; and resources such as clinical pathways, algorithms, and patient education tools that can be directly utilized in various healthcare settings. Short Stay Management of Acute Heart Failure, Third Edition, is an essential guide for cardiologists, emergency physicians, and hospital administrators, as well as for institutions wishing to be recognized as quality heart failure centers. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • W. Frank┬áPeacock
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineBaylor College of MedicineHOUSTONUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-44005-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-44006-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-8969
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-8977
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