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Evidence-based treatment of chronic heart failure.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Comprehensive Therapy
0098-8243
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Volume
33
Issue
1
Pages
2–17
Identifiers
PMID: 17984487
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The past two decades have seen a knowledge explosion in the field of cardiovascular diseases, in general, and in the understanding of chronic heart failure (HF) as a complex neurohumoral syndrome in particular. A new staging system for chronic HF has been developed within the last decade to facilitate the evidence-based prescription of medications and medical devices for each of its four stages. The burden of care for patients with chronic HF is substantially provided in primary care settings. Primary care physicians need to understand the underlying pathophysiology of chronic HF, the elements of its evaluation and treatment by stage, and when referral is necessary.

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