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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
  • Treatment
  • Lab markers
  • Management of acute decompensated heart failure
  • Role of early revascularization
  • New and novel therapies
  • Disposition
  • Summary of the key points

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Meet the Team

Jeff Nusbaum, MD

  • Currently a PGY3 Emergency Medicine resident at The Mount Sinai Hospital, Icahn School of Medicine in NYC
  • Former firefighter and EMT
  • Other Interests: grilling, biking, hiking, New York sports, and delicious snacks (especially from food carts)

Nachi Gupta, MD, PhD

  • Currently a PGY3 Emergency Medicine resident at The Mount Sinai Hospital, Icahn School of Medicine in NYC
  • Former mathematician and worked in missile defense
  • Other Interests: comedy, traveling, cooking, bass guitar, athletics, poker, language

EMplify Podcasts Episode Archive

Episode 3: covers Maxillofacial Trauma in the Emergency Department. Dr Nachi Gupta and Dr. Jeff Nusbaum discuss maxillofacial trauma and appropriate treatments.

Episode 2: focuses on sedative-hypnotics. Specifically, sedative-hypnotic drug withdrawal syndromes including both the recognition of such syndromes and their appropriate treatment.

Episode 1: Drs. Gupta and Nusbaum bring forward the 2016 highlights from EB Medicine's outcome oriented content with a focus on Optimizing Survival Outcomes For Adult Patients With Nontraumatic Cardiac Arrest.



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