Title

Evidence Based Disposition in Heart Failure – Who needs to be admitted and who can be discharged?

Division

East Florida

Hospital

Aventura

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

10-5-2020

Keywords

heart failure, risk, risk assessment, evidence based medicine, Emergency Heart Failure Mortality Risk Grade

Disciplines

Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases | Emergency Medicine

Abstract

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.

Publisher or Conference

emDocs

Share

COinS