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Drugs used in heart failure management

Drugs used in heart failure management

Drugs used in heart failure management 1.Diuretics; loop diuretics routinely used to relieve symptoms e.g. furosemide 40 mg -24h PO; increase the dose as necessary .SE: hypokaleamia, renal impairment. Monitor       U &E and add K+ sparing diuretic if K IS less than 3.2mmol-L,concurrent digoxin therapy ( decreased k+ increase risk of digoxin toxicity),or pre-existing k+-loosing […]

September 4, 2011 | By | Reply More
Aims of heart failure management

Aims of heart failure management

Aims of heart failure management ♦To achieve improvement in symptoms : Diuretics Digoxin ACE inhibitors ♦To achieve improvement in survival: ACE inhibitors ß blockers (for example, carvedilol and bisoprolol) Oral nitrates plus hydralazine 1.Drugs 2.Diet:Patients admitted with heart failure or pulmonary edema should maintain a low-salt diet in order to minimize fluid overload. Monitor fluid […]

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