Episode 4 – Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: New Strategies for Improving Outcomes

This month’s episode of EMplify, the podcast corollary to the Emergency Medicine Practice journal, focuses on acute decompensated heart failure. Hosts Jeff Nusbaum, MD, and Nachi Gupta, MD, cover all aspects of the acute management of this condition, from initial diagnosis and treatment in the emergency department to novel biomarkers and new and controversial therapies.

The podcast is based on the full-length review published in the May 2017 issue of Emergency Medicine Practice. In it, co-authors Emily Singer Fisher, MD, and Boyd Burns, DO, FACEP, FAAEM, both of the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine, cover evidence published in 190 articles, and 10 reviews from the Cochrane database, as well as current guidelines issued by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology Foundation.

Topics covered in this episode of EMplify include

Basics of acute decompensated heart failure
Key differences in the pathophysiology of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
Prehospital Care
Initial ED Evaluation of acute decompensated heart failure
Narrowing down the differential
Physical exam best practices
Diagnostic Studies
Pulmonary ultrasound
Cardiac ultrasound
Lab markers
Management of acute decompensated heart failure
Role of early revascularization
New and novel therapies
Summary of the key points

Links and resources:
Tables referenced in this podcast episode – https://www.ebmedicine.net/topics.php?paction=showTopicSeg&topic_id=541&seg_id=8977
Noninvasive Ventilation For Patients In Acute Respiratory Distress: An Update – https://www.ebmedicine.net/topics.php?paction=showTopic&topic_id=532
Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine – http://www.clinicaldecisionmaking.com/

Last Updated on January 25, 2023

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