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martes, 11 de marzo de 2014

Volumen Status en ICC

Posted on Mar 05, 2014 in Cardiology Blogs by Steven Lome
"Volume status and fluid overload...as a student I can recall this struggle. Congestive heart failure (CHF) is the #1 cause of hospital admission in the U.S so we run into this all the time. Sometimes it is easy, however I found a number of patients quite challenging to figure out one thing that you would think should be simple...
Does this patient have decompensated congestive heart failure or not?
So are the patient’s symptoms from heart failure or pulmonary in etiology? What about the physical exam findings...are they cardiac or from other causes? Wouldn’t it be nice if this was a simple question to answer. Lets look at how we can tell if the patient is volume overloaded from heart failure or not in 10 steps..."