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Shorter time-to-furosemide treatment for acute heart failure may improve outcomes

KEY POINT

Administration of furosemide within 60 minutes of arriving at the emergency department (ED) to patients with acute decompensated heart failure (HF) was associated with lower in-hospital mortality compared with administration times greater than 60 minutes, according to results of an observational cohort study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

SOURCES

Matsue Y, et al. Time-to-furosemide treatment and mortality in patients hospitalized with acute heart failure. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017;69(25):3042–51.

Januzzi JL, et al. Door-to-furosemide therapy in the ED: New quality metric or just a piece of the puzzle? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017;69(25):3052–54.