Heart failure is a complex syndrome that develops when the heart, through a detectable or undetectable abnormality of cardiac function, either fails to pump blood at a rate commensurate with the requirements of the metabolizing tissues or is able to do so only with an elevated diastolic filling pressure. Although anyone can experience heart failure, prevalence increases with age; it is most prevalent in patients (≥ 65 years old) and is often complicated by comorbid factors and other disease processes.
It is estimated that heart failure affects more than 6.2 million adults in the United States. Over the past decade, the heart failure pandemic prompted evidence-based diagnostic and treatment guideline updates by international organizations.
Are you familiar with current heart failure treatment guidelines? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
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Cite this: Yasmine S. Ali, Jeffrey J. Hsu. Fast Five Quiz: Heart Failure Management - Medscape - Dec 12, 2022.