In 2013 a multidisciplinary expert group of international leaders in emergency medicine and acute heart failure (AHF) was convened in order to establish an AHF Academy.
The aim was to provide high quality teaching and educational materials for all involved in the management of AHF in the emergency setting, with a view to increasing understanding of this critical condition as well as potentially improving patient outcomes.
ACCA had no official involvement in the development of content for the AHF Academy managed independently by CircleScience and supported by Novartis. ACCA has subsequently evaluated the content of the interactive case studies and considers the scientific relevance of these cases to be high and appropriate for dissemination to the multi-professional team via this platform.
Any questions on these cases should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
These case studies are intended for non-promotional, illustrative and training purposes only and are accurate at the time of release.They should not replace clinical judgement. The cases may include information on investigational uses of compounds/drugs that have not been approved by regulatory authorities.
As laboratory test results vary depending on local practice, assay type and test manufacturer, please refer to the standard reference ranges provided.
Furthermore, abnormal results are highlighted in bold text with additional information on specific test results provided in the footnotes.Each outstanding case has been created solely by an individual Academy member. Additional members of the AHF Academy then peer-reviewed each case to ensure accuracy and completeness.
Novartis Pharma AG supported the AHF Academy meetings and editorial assistance which was provided by CircleScience (an Ashfield Company, part of UDG Healthcare plc).
We believe these cases will improve the early management of AHF in the emergency care setting.
Martin Möckel, MD, PhD, FESC, FAHAFull Professor and AHF Academy co-chairCharité–Universitätsmedizin BerlinBerlin; Germany
Peter S. Pang, MD, MSc, FACEP, FAAEM, FAHA, FACCAssociate Professor and AHF Academy co-chairIndiana University School of MedicineIndianapolis, IN; USA
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