Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy

, Volume 10, Issue 6, pp 711–716

Medical treatment of heart failure: The Canadian Cardiovascular Society's Consensus Conference revisited

Authors

  • Pascal Vantrimpont
    • Montreal Heart Institute
    • University of Montreal
  • Jean L. Rouleau
    • Montreal Heart Institute
    • University of Montreal
Congestive Heart Failure

DOI: 10.1007/BF00053028

Cite this article as:
Vantrimpont, P. & Rouleau, J.L. Cardiovasc Drug Ther (1997) 10: 711. doi:10.1007/BF00053028

Summary

The report of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society's Consensus Conference on the diagnosis and management of heart failure was published in 1994. Focusing on the chronic medical treatment of patients with systolic left ventricular dysfunction, we summarize and update the consensus recommendations in the light of the results of several more recent studies. While the positive treatment recommendations are still fully valid or even reinforced by these new data, a somewhat more liberal use of beta-blockers, amiodarone, and newer calcium channel blockers seems justified.

Key Words

heart failuremedical treatmentconsensus
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