Keeping your patient with heart failure safe: a review of potentially dangerous medications.

@article{Amabile2004KeepingYP,
  title={Keeping your patient with heart failure safe: a review of potentially dangerous medications.},
  author={Celene M Amabile and Anne P. Spencer},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={164 7},
  pages={709-20}
}
H eart failure (HF) is a significant health problem in the United States, with a prevalence of 5 million patients and 500000 new diagnoses each year. Heart failure is also a significant health care–dollar expenditure, with 5.4% of the health care budget contributing to its treatment. Furthermore, it is a disease of the elderly, affecting 6% to 10% of those older than 65 years. Since the elderly with concomitant disease states are highly affected, polypharmacy may be more problematic in this… CONTINUE READING

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