Heart Failure Reviews

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 79–83 | Cite as

The Role of Aldosterone Blockade in Patients with Heart Failure

  • Bertram Pitt
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Abstract

The mechanisms associated with aldosterone production both systemically and locally as well as the effects of aldosterone blockade on the pathophysiology of heart failure (HF) have been extensively reviewed in this series and elsewhere. This article will review the clinical evidence supporting the use of aldosterone blocking agents (AB)in patients with HF and speculate on some potential future uses.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bertram Pitt
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of Michigan School of MedicineAnn ArborUSA

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