Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Short time to furosemide treatment increases survival in acute heart failure

Time-to-Furosemide Treatment and Mortality in Patients Hospitalized With Acute Heart Failure

Literature - Matsue Y, Damman K, Voors AA, et al. - J Am Coll Cardiol 2017;69:3042-3051.

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In a prospective observational study, patients with AHF presenting at the ED with severe congestive symptoms were more likely to be treated early with IV furosemide, and treatment with IV furosemide within 60 min was independently associated with a better in-hospital survival.

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Short time to furosemide treatment increases survival in acute heart failure

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