Case Studies

Optimising cardiac function before emergency surgery

Optimising cardiac function before emergency surgery

A 94-year-old man with known heart failure presented at the emergency department with abdominal pain. It became apparent he needed surgery, but could his heart withstand the stresses of it? How would you manage this patient’s situation?

Postoperative atrial fibrillation and heart failure

Postoperative atrial fibrillation and heart failure

Postoperative complications should be considered carefully – how would you treat an elderly patient presenting with severe lower abdominal pain that worsens during emergency surgery?

Symptomatic heart failure due to chronic ventricular dysfunction

Symptomatic heart failure due to chronic ventricular dysfunction

A detailed infographic reviewing a patient’s treatment journey shows how effective management resulted in improved cardiac function and improved quality of life.

Ischaemic heart disease, dyspnoea, and susceptibility to ventricular arrhythmia

Ischaemic heart disease, dyspnoea, and susceptibility to ventricular arrhythmia

An 83 year-old male has been rushed to hospital due to increased shortness of breath and abdominal distension. He has a history of chronic heart failure and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. How would you treat this patient?

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