Prognostic Value of Haemoglobin Levels at Discharge in Older Patients Admitted With Heart Failure. 2 Syed Raza , 1 Nicolas Wisniacki, 2 Pam Aimson, 2 Chris Manning, 1 Alejandra Abramovsky, 1 Vinod Gowda, 1 Michael Lee, 2 Jason Pyatt. 1 Department of Medicine, University of Liverpool & 2 Department of Cardiology, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals. United Kingdom.
What is present in this extremity, common to right sided HF?
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (Pneumonic) U Upright Position N Nitrates L Lasix O Oxygen A Amiodorone > ACEI / ARB D Digoxin, Dobutamine M Morphine Sulfate E Extremities Down
Referral and approach to care NICE (UK) GUIDELINES Refer patients to the specialist multidisciplinary heart failure team in the following situations . – Initial diagnosis of heart failure. – Management of severe heart failure (NYHA class IV), heart failure that does not respond to treatment, heart failure due to valve disease, or heart failure that can no longer be managed at home – Advice and care of women who are planning a pregnancy or are pregnant. Care of pregnant women should be shared between the cardiologist and obstetrician. Patients with previous MI Refer patients with suspected heart failure and previous myocardial infarction (MI) urgently, to have transthoracic Doppler 2D echocardiography and specialist assessment within 2 weeks
Rational for Medications (Why does my doctor have me on so many pills??)
Recent Developments and Future Challenges of Integrated Care in Heart Failure in Europe and Northern America The International Network of Integrated Care, The Julius Center of the University Medical Center Utrecht and the University of Southern Denmark 11th International Conference on Integrated Care: 4.7. Paper session: IC for heart failure patients Pilot Study of Integrated home Care for Patients of Congestive Cardiac Failure: British District Hospital Experience – Dr Syed S.M. Raza et al., Dept. of Cardiology & Acute Medicine, Huddersfield and Calderdale Royal Hospitals NHS Trust, UK March 30 - April 1, 2011 in Odense, Denmark