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Emergency Medical Minute


May 21, 2018

Author: Nick Hatch, MD

Educational Pearls:


  • Recent study argues that CHF patients receiving furosemide within 60 minutes of arrival had a lower in-hospital mortality than those receiving it after (2.3% vs. 6.0%, p=0.002).
  • Flaw in study is that there were significant baseline differences between groups.



Matsue Y et al. Time-to-Furosemide Treatment and Mortality in Patients Hospitalized With Acute Heart Failure. JACC 2017. PMID: 28641794