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Outpatient Therapy

  • Brian E. Jaski
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 228)

Abstract

Once a patient has a diagnosis of heart failure including assessments of left ventricular function and etiology, it is important to tailor therapies that will improve a patient’s quality of life and survival. Effective outpatient management can reduce the need for hospitalization and, in turn, save health care resources. This chapter serves as a guide to patient treatment and counseling, paying special attention to multicenter trials and pharmacologic treatments.

Keywords

Heart Failure Heart Failure Patient Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Isosorbide Dinitrate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian E. Jaski
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant ProgramsSharp Memorial HospitalSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.San Diego School of MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaUSA

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