Non-cardiac comorbidities in chronic heart failure.

@article{Lang2007NoncardiacCI,
  title={Non-cardiac comorbidities in chronic heart failure.},
  author={Chim C Lang and Donna M. Mancini},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2007},
  volume={93 6},
  pages={
          665-71
        }
}
Non-cardiac comorbidity complicates heart failure care and is prevalent in one form or another for the majority of elderly patients with heart failure. This wide range of comorbidities, which includes respiratory comorbidities, renal dysfunction, anaemia, arthritis, cognitive dysfunction and depression, contributes to the progression of the disease and may alter the response to treatment. Polypharmacy is inevitable in these patients. Cardiologists and other physicians caring for patients with… CONTINUE READING
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