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DDX Heart Failure - HaMVICe

hypertension
myocardial infarction
valvular heart disease
ischemic heart disease
cardiomyopathy
symptoms:
cough
pe (pulmonary edema)
pe (pleural effusion)
reduced exercise capacity
ascites
ankle swelling

D: heart failure (DDX above)
C: Framingham, Boston, Duke, Killip
N: next step?
M: insufficient cardiac output
R: developing countries - 2% of adults, > 65 yo - 6-10% of adults
C: complications? annual mortality - 10%
T:  therapy?

AnanGram Maker:

Name a novel method to assess PCWP: Downslope of the Doppler Mitral Regurgitant Velocity Profile http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118782208/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0 
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