Background Acute pulmonary oedema is a life threatening emergency
that requires immediate intervention with a management
plan and an evidence based treatment protocol.
Objective This article describes the features, causes, prevalence and
prognosis of heart failure and the management of acute
Discussion Presentations of acute pulmonary oedema and acute heart
failure to general practice require a coordinated and urgent
response. Initial assessment, management and monitoring
should occur concurrently and must be modified in
response to clinical changes.
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