Background: Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is one of the leading causes of hospitalization among adults over the age of 65 years of age. Despite improvement in outcomes with optimal medical treatment, admission rates still remain high with many patients requiring rehospitalization. The staples of CHF management include ACE inhibitors, ARBs, beta blockers, diuretics, aldosterone antagonists, hydralazine/nitrates, and digoxin. Recently, I have seen an increase of patients with CHF on a new medication called Entresto (Valsartan-Sacubitril or LCZ696) I did not know much about this medication, or the evidence base for it.
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Background: Acute congestive heart failure (AHF) is a common complaint seen in the ED and associated with a high morbidity, mortality, cost, and resources. Many patients with AHF, ultimately end up being admitted and interventions in the ED can make a huge difference in the outcomes of these patients. The REALITY-AHF (Registry Focused on Very Early Presentation and Treatment in Emergency Department of Acute Heart Failure) was a prospective, multicenter, observational study with the primary goal of evaluating the door to furosemide time in the treatment of AHF and clinical outcomes. Read more →