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Infekční komplikace u pacientů s akutním srdečním selháním - přehled

Title in English Infectious complications in patients with acute heart failure - An overview


Year of publication 2016
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Kardiologická revue - Interní medicína
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Field Cardiovascular diseases incl. cardiosurgery
Keywords Acute heart failure; Infection; Procalcitonin
Description Infection is considered to be a trigger factor leading to acute decompensation of chronic heart failure in about 17% of hospitalised patients. Simultaneously, infection may complicate the course of hospitalisation of acute heart failure patients, and in cardiogenic shock patients this can be up to 65% of cases. The article gives an overview of the most common pathogens of community and nosocomial infections of the respiratory and urinary tract and the possibilities of their dia gnosis and treatment.

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