Heart Failure

Jul 15, 2000 Issue
Update on Digoxin Therapy in Congestive Heart Failure [Article]

Congestive heart failure is a progressive disease with significant morbidity and mortality. Despite advances in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, the incidence and prevalence of congestive heart failure have increased in recent years. Contributing factors include increased sur...

Mar 1, 2000 Issue
Essentials of the Diagnosis of Heart Failure [Article]

Although heart failure is a common clinical syndrome, especially in the elderly, its diagnosis is often missed. A detailed clinical history is crucial and should address not only current signs and symptoms of heart failure but also signs and symptoms that point to a specific cause of the syndrome, s...

Nov 1, 1998 Issue
Carvedilol: The New Role of Beta-Blockers in Congestive Heart Failure [Article]

The prognosis remains poor for patients with congestive heart failure (CHF), despite reduced mortality rates resulting from the addition of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors to traditional treatment regimens. Because much of the myocardial damage that occurs in patients with CHF may be relate...

Apr 15, 1998 Issue
Preventing Congestive Heart Failure [Article]

The morbidity, mortality and health care costs associated with congestive heart failure make prevention a more attractive public health strategy than treatment. Aggressive management of etiologic factors, including hypertension, coronary artery disease, valvular disease and excessive alcohol intake,...

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