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Patient Case CC: Shortness of Breath - #MediGram

Updated: Mar 9

Welcome to the #MEDIGRAM Patient Case: Chief Compliant Series. Short, concise patient cases to foster thought-provoking questions and to challenge you to ask questions! Make sure to by at the end of the week for explanations for the correct/incorrect answers.



How much furosemide IV should we give for an acute HF exacerbation?

  • Furosemide 20 mg IV

  • Furosemide 40 mg IV

  • Furosemide 80 mg IV

  • Furosemide 120 mg IV


🛫 Patient Case CC: Shortness of Breath - #MediGram

62yoM presents with SOB. Hx of CHF. CXR (+) for pulmonary edema. Compliant to home furosemide 40 mg PO qday. How much furosemide should we give for an acute exacerbation?

A. Furosemide 20 mg IV

B. Furosemide 40 mg IV

C. Furosemide 80 mg IV

D. Furosemide 120 mg IV

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