Title

Clinical and research considerations for patients with hypertensive acute heart failure: a consensus statement from the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine and the Heart Failure Society of America Acute Heart Failure Working Group.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2016

Institution/Department

Critical Care

Journal Title

Journal of cardiac failure

MeSH Headings

Acute Disease, Biomedical Research, Consensus, Disease Management, Emergency Medicine, Heart Failure, Humans, Hypertension, Societies, Medical, United States

ISSN

1532-8414

Abstract

Management approaches for patients in the emergency department (ED) who present with acute heart failure (AHF) have largely focused on intravenous diuretics. Yet, the primary pathophysiologic derangement underlying AHF in many patients is not solely volume overload. Patients with hypertensive AHF (H-AHF) represent a clinical phenotype with distinct pathophysiologic mechanisms that result in elevated ventricular filling pressures. To optimize treatment response and minimize adverse events in this subgroup, we propose that clinical management be tailored to a conceptual model of disease based on these mechanisms. This consensus statement reviews the relevant pathophysiology, clinical characteristics, approach to therapy, and considerations for clinical trials in ED patients with H-AHF.

First Page

618

Last Page

627

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