The epidemiology of heart failure in western countries has changed considerably over the last two decades. Rheumatic valvular disease has receded into the background and the leading causes of chronic congestive heart failure are now coronary artery disease and cardiomyopathy. Their principal deleterious effect is left ventricular damage or dysfunction.
KeywordsToxicity Cardiol Proteinuria Perforation Ibuprofen
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Cohn JN : Current therapy of the failing heart. Circulation 1099–1106, 1988.Google Scholar
- Cohn JN, Archibald DG, Phil M, Ziesche S, et al.: Effect of vasodilator therapy on mortality in chronic congestive heart failure. N Engl J Med 1547–1552, 1986.Google Scholar
- Wood P: Heart failure: In “Diseases of the Heart and Circulation,” 3rd ed. Eyre and, Spottis-woode, London, 1968, p. 291.Google Scholar