Evidence Based Disposition in Heart Failure – Who needs to be admitted and who can be discharged?
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
heart failure, risk, risk assessment, evidence based medicine, Emergency Heart Failure Mortality Risk Grade
Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases | Emergency Medicine
72-year-old male with past medical history of HTN, IDDM, CAD, presents through triage with worsening shortness of breath, orthopnea, and bilateral lower extremity swelling for the past week. He denies fever, cough, chest pain and ROS is otherwise negative. Vitals are as follows: BP 167/78, HR 93, RR 18, O2 Sat 94% on RA. Exam remarkable for rales in all fields and pitting edema to mid-shin in bilateral lower extremities.
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Rider I, Benson S. Evidence Based Disposition in Heart Failure – Who needs to be admitted and who can be discharged? emDocs.net. 2020 Oct. http://www.emdocs.net/evidence-based-disposition-in-heart-failure-who-needs-to-be-admitted-and-who-can-be-discharged/