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Interventions for Heart Failure

Title: Interventions for Heart Failure.
Name(s): Glickman, Michael, author
Rodríguez, Jose, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2011
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The following interventions improve important outcomes in patients with systolic heart failure (all SORs: A, based on meta-analyses): • Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors reduce mortality, repeat myocardial infarction (MI), and hospitalization rates • Beta-blockers and aldosterone blockers reduce mortality and hospitalization rates • Diuretics reduce mortality and hospitalization rates and improve exercise capacity • Digitalis treatment decreases hospitalization rates and clinical deterioration • Aerobic exercise rehabilitation of at least 6 months in duration decreases hospitalization rates and improves quality of life. The following intervention improves important outcomes in African American patients with systolic heart failure (SOR: B, based on a single RCT): • Isosorbide dinitrate and hydralazine combination therapy reduces mortality and hospitalization rates and improves quality of life.
Identifier: FSU_migr_fmr-0034 (IID)
Keywords: heart failure, prevention, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, beta-blockers, aldosterone, diuretics, digitalis
Note: Originally published in Evidence Based Practice
Citation: Glickman, M., & Rodríguez, J. E. (2011). Interventions for heart failure. Evidence Based Practice, 14 (12): 1-2.
Subject(s): Cardiology
Cardiovascular system -- Diseases
Medical sciences
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Family Medicine and Rural Health Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Evidence Based Practice.
Issue: 12, 14

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