Managing Acute Heart Failure in the ED – Case Studies from the Acute Heart Failure Academy
In 2013, an expert group of international leaders in emergency medicine and acute heart failure (AHF) convened to establish the AHF Academy. The Academy’s goal is to improve patient outcomes through the provision of high quality, tailored and balanced education to increase the understanding of AHF in the emergency setting. As each of the Academy members highly values direct patient care, our initial efforts led to the creation of case studies.
These case studies are intended for non-promotional, illustrative and training purposes only and are accurate at the time of release. They should not replace clinical judgement. The cases may include information on investigational uses of compounds/drugs that have not been approved by regulatory authorities. As laboratory test results vary depending on local practice, assay type and test manufacturer, please refer to the standard reference ranges provided. Furthermore, abnormal results are highlighted in bold text with additional information on specific test results provided in the footnotes.
Each outstanding case has been created solely by an individual Academy member. Additional members of the AHF Academy then peer-reviewed each case to ensure accuracy and completeness. Novartis Pharma AG supported the AHF Academy meetings and editorial assistance which was provided by CircleScience (an Ashfield Company, part of UDG Healthcare plc).
We believe these cases will improve the early management of AHF in the emergency care setting.
PLEASE NOTE: THE CASES ARE IN A POWERPOINT SLIDE SHOW FORMAT AND ARE INTERACTIVE. NO AMENDMENTS TO THE DOCUMENTS ARE PERMITTED.
Batch 1 (released Nov 2015):
Download case 1 (Philip Levy) (updated 14 Jan 2016)
Batch 2 (released April 2016)
Batch 3 (released May 2016)
Our warmest regards,
Martin Möckel (MD, PhD, FESC, FAHA) and Peter S. Pang (MD, MSc, FACEP, FAAEM, FAHA, FACC)
Acute Heart Failure Academy
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