Originally posted on EMDutch:
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So far we have discussed morphine and NTG in Acute Heart Failure (AHF) and now it’s diuretics’ turn! And before we go on I want to make clear that we are discussing patients with Acute Pulmonary Edema (APE) without hypotension and not the patients with swollen ankles and no severe dyspnea or the patients in cardiogenic shock.
Diuretics in APE for me as a resident was something you didn’t think about and clearly works, just like thrombolysis in ischemic stroke, steroids in sepsis and acenocoumarol in small PE (YEAH…RIGHT!). But when you join the #FOAMed family and really start thinking about (evidence-based) medicine nothing is what it seemed to be.