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The acute heart failure (AHF) population is a heterogeneous group with multiple interrelated noncardiovascular comorbidities. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, renal disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, and anemia affect the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with AHF and complicate inpatient management. This article summarizes the impact of these noncardiovascular comorbidities in patients with AHF. In some circumstances, careful attention to the diagnosis and management of these conditions in patients with AHF may help to improve patient outcomes. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


Robert J Mentz, G Michael Felker. Noncardiac comorbidities and acute heart failure patients. Heart failure clinics. 2013 Jul;9(3):359-67, vii

PMID: 23809421

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