Advances in the Management of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

Med Clin North Am. 2020 Jul;104(4):601-614. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2020.03.002.


Patients hospitalized for heart failure pose a considerable clinical and financial burden on the health care system. Early recognition and deep phenotyping of heart failure for reduced and preserved ejection fraction syndromes facilitate the introduction of appropriate guideline-directed therapy and decongestion strategies to help improve heart failure morbidity and mortality. Robust and safe transitions of care programs are needed to deliver adequate care and improve overall survival.

Keywords: Acute heart failure; Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction; Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction; Inpatient management.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Heart Failure / diagnosis*
  • Heart Failure / economics
  • Heart Failure / therapy*
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Patient Transfer
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Risk Assessment
  • Stroke Volume
  • Ventricular Function, Left