Postoperative atrial fibrillation and heart failure
This patient presented with severe lower abdominal pain, but his situation quickly worsened during emergency surgery. Postoperative complications should be considered carefully, especially in the elderly population - how would you treat him?
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?
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?