THE EVOLVING ROLE OF BNP IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF CHF: A SUMMARY OF THE BNP CONSENSUS PANEL REPORT - A SUMMARY FOR EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS

THE EVOLVING ROLE OF BNP IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF CHF: A SUMMARY OF THE BNP CONSENSUS PANEL REPORT - A SUMMARY FOR EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS

Dr. Frank Peacock, of the Cleveland Clinic, provides detailed summaries of the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for HF using BNP based on the BNP Consensus Panel

recommendations published in September, 2004 in Congestive Heart Failure. We hope this EMCREG-International newsletter provides useful information which helps you provide care to patients with HF.

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MODERN ADVANCES IN EMERGENCY CARDIAC CARE: EVOLUTION OF DIAGNOSTIC AND TREATMENT OPTIONS

MODERN ADVANCES IN EMERGENCY CARDIAC CARE: EVOLUTION OF DIAGNOSTIC AND TREATMENT OPTIONS

Patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) with chest pain remain a major

clinical challenge. In the United States alone there are over eight million annual visits for this problem, resulting in over four million admissions for possible acute coronary syndromes (ACS). The diagnosis and treatment of congestive heart failure (CHF) is also critically important to emergency physicians as 550,000 new cases present annually. Therefore, it is critical for the emergency physician community remain on the forefront of state of the art diagnostic and treatment options involving the newest regimens for ACS and CHF.

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