Contemporary medical options for treating patients with heart failure.

@article{Konstam2002ContemporaryMO,
  title={Contemporary medical options for treating patients with heart failure.},
  author={Marvin A. Konstam and DeanL. Mann},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2002},
  volume={105 19},
  pages={
          2244-6
        }
}
Case study: A 72-year-old woman presented with shortness of breath. Three months earlier, she had begun to notice dyspnea on exertion. This dyspnea progressed to the point that she noted dyspnea at rest in the 24 hours before presentation. She had a history of long-standing mild hypertension, treated with a calcium-channel antagonist, and type 2 diabetes. She denied chest pain, lightheadedness, and abdominal or ankle swelling, although she believed that she had gained between 5 and 10 pounds in… CONTINUE READING

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