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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Acute RV Failure

NUEM Blog
Citation: [Peer-Reviewed, Web Publication] Reuter Q , Marshall A (2016, November 15). Ask The Expert: Acute Right Heart Failure In The ED [NUEM Blog. Expert Commentary By Walter J]. Retrieved from http://www.nuemblog.com/blog/right-heart-failure
..."Let’s be honest, patients with right ventricular (RV) failure terrify us as emergency medicine (EM) physicians, particularly when they are acutely decompensating. There are limited therapeutic options, they are brittle in their response to interventions, and they are usually on a spectrum of vasodilators that we have to reference on Up-To-Date. 
But, fear not (okay still fear a little); this post will introduce key concepts regarding the pathophysiology of RV failure and provide you with answers to high yield questions in management of these difficult patients."