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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 31-35

Pharmacologic management of chronic heart failure


1 Division of Cardiology, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
2 Division of Cardiology, Morehouse School of Medicine; Heart Failure Program, Grady Health System, Atlanta, GA, USA

Correspondence Address:
Anekwe Onwuanyi
Division of Cardiology, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/njct.njct_1_19

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Heart failure (HF) is a complex progressive clinical syndrome that is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Although several pharmacologic therapy have become available for treatment of certain HF phenotypes, HF still is characterized by recurrent hospitalizations and need for advanced therapy resulting in huge economic burden. The optimal management of HF includes modifying risk factors, identifying and treating reversible causes, address socioeconomic barriers to care and instituting appropriate pharmacologic and device treatments. In this brief review, we summarize the pharmacologic treatment of chronic heart failure and highlight a few major landmark trials that provide the basis for specific therapy in clinical practice.


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