Drug treatment of patients with decompensated heart failure.

  title={Drug treatment of patients with decompensated heart failure.},
  author={Roger M Mills and Robert E. Hobbs},
  journal={American journal of cardiovascular drugs : drugs, devices, and other interventions},
  volume={1 2},
Decompensated heart failure (HF) may be defined as sustained deterioration of at least one New York Heart Association functional class, usually with evidence of sodium retention. Episodes of decompensation are most commonly precipitated by sodium retention, often associated with medication noncompliance. Our therapeutic approach to hospitalized patients is based on the documented hemodynamic responses to vasodilator therapy, with redistribution of mitral regurgitant flow to forward cardiac… CONTINUE READING