Fast Five Quiz: Acute Heart Failure Presentation and Diagnosis

Arnold S. Baas, MD; Jeff Hsu, MD


May 12, 2020

Acute heart failure is characterized by rapid onset or deterioration of symptoms and/or signs of heart failure, frequently with decompensation of preexisting cardiomyopathy. It is a life-threatening medical emergency. Globally, both in-hospital and post-discharge mortality is high among patients with acute heart failure, ranging from 4% to 12% in-hospital to 20% to 36% post-discharge. Early diagnosis and intervention are essential for optimizing outcomes.

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