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Acute heart failure and cardiogenic shock are medical emergencies requiring urgent medical intervention. This article defines each syndrome and reviews the latest evidence regarding their clinical presentation, management and prognosis.

Original publication

DOI

10.12968/hmed.2008.69.1.28034

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Hosp Med (Lond)

Publication Date

01/2008

Volume

69

Pages

8 - 12

Keywords

Acute Disease, Cardiology Service, Hospital, Chronic Disease, Echocardiography, Heart Failure, Humans, Prognosis, Shock, Cardiogenic