Diuretics and Decongestion

Kevin Douglas O'Brein, MD, FAHA, an expert in congestive heart failure, cardiac transplantation and lipid disorders, describes why patients with heart failure can have large differences in central venous pressure (CVP) and pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP), demonstrates a practical method for assessing jugular venous pressure (JVP) by physical exam, and explains an algorithm for IV diurectic escalation in patients.

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Kevin O’Brien, FAHA, MD.

Kevin O’Brien, FAHA, MD

Professor of Medicine, University of Washington
Inpatient Cardiology Service Director and CCU Medical Director,
University of Washington Medical Center

Dr. O'Brien is an attending physician at UWMC and a UW professor of medicine. He is an expert in congestive heart failure, cardiac transplantation, and lipid disorders, practicing in these fields for over 20 years. Dr. Kevin O'Brien has ...

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