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Early furosemide treatment associated with decrease in hospital mortality for acute heart failure

This prospective multicenter observational trial showed that if intravenous furosemide was administered to patients with acute heart failure who had prominent congestive symptoms within 60 minutes of their arrival to the emergency department, it was associated with a decrease in hospital mortality (odds ratio, 0.42; 95% confidence interval, 0.24-0.72; P less than.001) even after the researchers adjusted for Get With The Guidelines heart failure risk scores.

Citation: Matsue Y et al. Time-to-furosemide treatment and mortality in patients hospitalized with acute heart failure. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Jun 27;69(25):3042-51.

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