Inpatient Monitoring of Decompensated Heart Failure: What Is Needed?
Curr Heart Fail Rep. 2017 Oct;14(5):393-397
Authors: Ali D, Banerjee P
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acute decompensated heart failure is a serious and common condition where close monitoring of symptoms, vital signs, haemodynamic and other markers are needed after the patient is admitted to hospital as the in-hospital outcome is poor. This review focuses on advances in the assessment and monitoring of these patients.
RECENT FINDINGS: The adoption of the CHAMP acronym to identify precipitating factors and of the classification using wet-warm, wet-cold, dry-warm and dry-cold categories is an improvement regarding assessment. Although the outcome of acute decompensated heart failure has remained poor with no new treatments found for a number of years, a structured approach to assessment and monitoring is now available.
PMID: 28803272 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]