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Short Stay Management of Acute Heart Failure

  • W. Frank Peacock

Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Administrative and Regulatory Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Donna Hunn, Phillip D. Levy, Matthew A. Wheatley, Maghee F. Disch
      Pages 45-59
  3. Pathophysiology and Demographics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Karina M. Soto-Ruiz
      Pages 69-80
    3. Ezra A. Amsterdam, Sandhya Venugopal, Angela Thinda
      Pages 81-88
  4. Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Department Assessment and Treatment of Acute Heart Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Andrew M. McCoy, Richard B. Utarnachitt, Marvin A. Wayne
      Pages 91-107
    3. Gina DiAntonio Swartzel, Peter S. Pang
      Pages 109-116
    4. Anna Marie Chang, Alfred B. Cheng
      Pages 117-128
    5. Jennifer Carnell, Reeva Patel
      Pages 129-144
    6. Yang Xue, Arrash Fard, Navaid Iqbal, Alan Maisel, Nicholas Wettersten
      Pages 145-163
    7. Carlos E. Velasco, Deborah Diercks, Phillip D. Levy
      Pages 165-183
  5. Observation Unit Treatment and Disposition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Jason M. Hogan, Sean Collins, Gregory J. Fermann
      Pages 187-195

About this book


This book provides a road map for defining the care of acute heart failure (HF) patients in the short stay or observation unit setting. Supported by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, it presents a description of the problem, defines the measures of success, elucidates the implementation of interventions required to be successful, and provides the tools to insure quality HF management. Fully updated and revised, the Third Edition discusses administrative and regulatory issues relating to HF management; pathophysiology and demographics of acute HF; emergency medical services and emergency department assessment and treatment of acute HF; admission, treatment, and disposition of acute heart failure in observation units; complications and future research; and resources such as clinical pathways, algorithms, and patient education tools that can be directly utilized in various healthcare settings. Short Stay Management of Acute Heart Failure, Third Edition, is an essential guide for cardiologists, emergency physicians, and hospital administrators, as well as for institutions wishing to be recognized as quality heart failure centers. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • W. Frank Peacock
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineBaylor College of MedicineHOUSTONUSA

About the editors

W. Frank Peacock, MD, FACEP

Professor, Emergency Medicine

Associate Chair and Research Director

Baylor College of Medicine

Ben Taub Hospital

1504 Taub Loop04 Taub

Houston, Texas 77030, USA

Dr. Peacock is an active national, regional, and state speaker at numerous cardiology and emergency medicine meetings for the last 15 years. Dr. Peacock has published widely, especially in the area of heart failure and acute coronary syndromes. With over 150 publications and equal number of published abstracts, he is the co-editor of the book Cardiac Emergencies. He serves on the Editorial Board for the journal Congestive Heart Failure, and performs reviews for the Journal of American Medical Association, American Heart Journal, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Clinical Chemistry, and other publications. Among the several awards he has received is the Excellence in Research Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians, and the Codman Award from the American Association of Group Practice for his efforts in heart failure research.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Short Stay Management of Acute Heart Failure
  • Editors W. Frank Peacock
  • Series Title Contemporary Cardiology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Contemporary Cardiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-44005-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-82958-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-44006-4
  • Series ISSN 2196-8969
  • Series E-ISSN 2196-8977
  • Edition Number 3
  • Number of Pages XIII, 317
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
    Emergency Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


“The purpose is to instruct readers in the management of patients with acute heart failure. This comprehensive volume achieves this worthy goal. The audience is practitioners of cardiology and broadly anyone in healthcare who may encounter patients with heart failure. … This is a high–quality publication about the many facets and challenges that one encounters when treating patients with chronic heart failure.” (Shubhum Misra, Doody's Book Reviews, August, 2017)