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Heart failure as a co-morbidity in the ICU

Pinsky, MR (2007) Heart failure as a co-morbidity in the ICU. In: Intensive Care Medicine: Annual Update 2006. UNSPECIFIED, 110 - 118. ISBN 0387301569, 9780387301563

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We often treat patients with heart failure in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting, and clearly, severe heart failure carries a very high mortality rate. However, non-fatal heart failure commonly accompanies processes that cause patients to become critically ill. In these cases, heart failure becomes a co-morbidity. Although intuitively obvious that one needs forward blood flow to sustain life, it is not clear to what extent decreased cardiac reserve impairs outcome from acute illness other than acute coronary syndrome. It is important, therefore, to consider the impact that heart failure may have on outcome from critical illness. © 2006 Springer Science + Business Media Inc.


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Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Pinsky, MRpinsky@pitt.eduPINSKY0000-0001-6166-700X
Date: 1 December 2007
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Page Range: 110 - 118
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1007/0-387-35096-9_11
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Medicine > Critical Care Medicine
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 0387301569, 9780387301563
Title of Book: Intensive Care Medicine: Annual Update 2006
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2012 19:17
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2020 16:56


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