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?
Discover how Dr Barbici and colleagues managed this patient's condition in this real-world clinical case. See how their treatment choices, detailed in the infographic below, led to improved cardiac function.
Ischaemic heart disease, dyspnoea, and susceptibility to ventricular arrhythmia
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 complications should be considered carefully – how would you treat an elderly patient presenting with severe lower abdominal pain that worsens during emergency surgery?
A detailed infographic reviewing a patient’s treatment journey shows how effective management resulted in improved cardiac function and improved quality of life.