Articles in "Heart failure"

2017 Consensus Guidelines on the Approach to Syncope in Adults and Children

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

2017 consensus syncope guidelines from American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association (AHA), and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), in collaboration with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, and endorsed by the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society

Serum Procalcitonin Can Help to Differentiate CHF from Pneumonia in ED Patients Complaining of Dyspnea

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Two studies suggest that a serum procalcitonin level of 0.10-ng/mL or higher suggests pneumonia over heart failure as the cause of acute dyspnea in ED patients requiring hospitalization.