Practical approach to acute heart failure with algorithms [Akut kalp yetersizli?ine algoritmalarla pratik yaklaşim]
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Acute heart failure syndrome is a heterogeneous group, which requires distinct therapeutic approaches. Diuretics and/or vasodilators for patients with high blood pressure and inotropic agents for patients with low left ventricular ejection fraction and evidence of hypoperfusion are kept in the forefront. Early initiation of therapy along with accurate and early diagnosis in acute heart failure reduces mortality and morbidity significantly. Therefore, it is critically important to develop algorithms, which could easily be followed by all physicians. In this paper, in parallelism with heart failure guidelines and utilizing data of the clinical studies, performed by colleagues of our country in this area, therapeutic algorithms compatible with the conditions of our country are suggested for distinct clinical presentations of acute heart failure. ©Copyright 2009 by AVES Yayincilik Ltd.