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CRACKCast E081 - Heart Failure

CRACKCast E081 - Heart Failure

This episode covers Chapter 81 of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine. This one is mint! Heart failure is one of those must-know-about presentations, you WILL see this in the ED.   Define Cardiac index Preload Afterload Describe: How compliance changes the relationship between end diastolic pressures and volume the Frank-Starling relationship Pousseils Law and LaPlaces Law List 3 CV and 4 Neurohormonal physiologic compensatory mechanisms in CHF List the 5 most common disease processes resulting in HF and briefly describe the contribution of each Describe the different classifications of heart failure: Acute vs. Chronic HF Systolic vs. Diastolic dysfunction Right vs. Left sided HF High-output vs. Low-output HF Describe the NYHA function HF Classes and the Killip Classification List 10 common precipitants of acute HF List 6 historical predictors of acute HF and 6 clinical features of acute HF List 5 CXR and 5 ECG findings of HF What is the role of BNP in HF? Describe the primary managem

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