Long-term therapy of patients with heart failure. Drug therapy: from trial results to clinical practice.


Heart failure (HF) represents a major problem in Western countries due to its high prevalence, frequent need for hospitalization and extremely severe prognosis. There have been remarkable advances in long-term drug therapy. During the last decade, the use of vasodilatators, in particular of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE)-inhibitors, has been added to… (More)