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Pathophysiologic strategies in the management of congestive heart failure.

Authors
  • Brozena, S1
  • Jessup, M
  • 1 Department of Cardiology, Heart Failure and Transplant Center, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annual review of medicine
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1990
Volume
41
Pages
65–74
Identifiers
PMID: 2184749
Source
Medline
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

The management of patients with congestive heart failure is based upon an understanding of the pathogenetic mechanisms. Therapy aimed at optimizing preload, decreasing afterload, and improving contractility can improve symptoms, and in some instances, improve survival.

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