Welcome to Dr Warrick's Podcast Channel. Warrick is a practising cardiologist and author with a passion for improving care by helping patients understand their heart health through education work believes educated patients get the best health care to discover and understand the latest approaches and technology in heart care and how this might apply to you or someone you love.

Hi, my name is Dr Warrick Bishop and welcome to my Healthy Heart Minute. Today, I'd like to touch on acute cardiac failure.

Now, this is a medical emergency. It is a scary phenomenon. The individual feels like they are literally drowning in the fluids and secretions collecting in their lungs. They're distress from breathing. They're gasping. They have air hunger. They end up in an accident emergency. They'll get oxygen, they'll have blood taken. They'll have intravenous lines put in. They'll have therapy to offload the heart. And all this will happen as quick as possible because this really is a condition where the heart just stopped doing its job and fluid is accumulating in the lungs, causing a great deal of distress.

It's quite complicated. Quite a few things happen all at once. And I've put together a podcast on that very topic and the link to that podcast is below. So if you're interested in finding out more about it, please click on that link and have a listen. For now, however, I wish you the very best. Take care and bye for now.


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