In-hospital journey of patients with heart failure
The number of patients diagnosed with heart failure (HF) is gradually increasing as a result of the increase in the elderly population. As the proportion of patients admitted to the emergency room with the diagnosis of acute heart failure increases, the opinion of cardiologists who are interested in heart failure has gained more importance in both the in-hospital management of these patients during the acute period and also in post-hospital management. The current review aimed to help the clinicians determine the course of patients with HF, beginning with the time of admission, according to the current guidelines and expert opinions. © 2015 The Authors.