Summary | Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

<< Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: New Strategies for Improving Outcomes (Pharmacology CME)


ADHF presents with a variety of clinical symptoms ranging from lower extremity swelling to frank respiratory distress, and patients presenting in extremis require rapid and aggressive intervention to prevent deterioration and death. The management of ADHF begins with airway management and respiratory support, with the level of intervention dependent on the patient’s severity. These interventions may range from supplemental oxygen via nasal cannula up to NIPPV or intubation with mechanical ventilation.

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