Management of suspected acute heart failure dyspnea in the emergency department: results from the French prospective multicenter DeFSSICA survey 2016

Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine

Diffusion le 01/12/2017


Conclusions

DeFSSICA shows that patients admitted for dyspnea suspected to be the consequence of AHF are mostly elderly. The diagnosis of AHF is difficult to ascertain based on clinical presentation in patients with dyspnea. Novel diagnostic techniques such as thoracic ultrasound are warranted to provide the right treatment to the right patients in the ED as early as possible.

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