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The effect of evidence-based medication use on long-term survival in patients hospitalised for heart failure in Western Australia.

Authors
  • Teng, Tiew-Hwa Katherine
  • Hung, Joseph
  • Finn, Judith
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Medical journal of Australia
Publication Date
Mar 15, 2010
Volume
192
Issue
6
Pages
306–310
Identifiers
PMID: 20230346
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

ACE inhibitors/ARBs and beta-blockers, prescribed during initial hospitalisation for HF, are associated with improved long-term survival. Therapy became more evidence based over the study period, but echocardiography, an important predictor of evidence-based therapy, was underutilised.

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