Pharmacotherapy according to treatment guidelines is associated with lower mortality in a community-based sample of patients with chronic heart failure: a prospective cohort study.

@article{Strk2008PharmacotherapyAT,
  title={Pharmacotherapy according to treatment guidelines is associated with lower mortality in a community-based sample of patients with chronic heart failure: a prospective cohort study.},
  author={Stefan St{\"o}rk and Hans Werner Hense and Claudia Zentgraf and Iris Uebelacker and Roland Jahns and Georg Ertl and Christiane E. Angermann},
  journal={European journal of heart failure},
  year={2008},
  volume={10 12},
  pages={1236-45}
}
BACKGROUND The effectiveness of chronic heart failure (CHF) pharmacotherapy in unselected cohorts is unknown. AIMS To estimate the association between quality of CHF pharmacotherapy and all-cause mortality risk. METHODS AND RESULTS In a prospective cohort study, 1054 unselected patients with CHF (61% with reduced and 39% with normal left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)) were consecutively enrolled. Quality of pharmacotherapy was assessed by calculating a guideline adherence indicator… CONTINUE READING
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