Talk:Heart failure

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 Definition Defective cardiac filling and/or impaired contraction and emptying, resulting in the heart's inability to pump a sufficient amount of blood to meet the needs of the body tissues or to be able to do so only with an elevated filling pressure. [d] [e]

Loop diuretics and digitalis?

Have I missed a more recent study, or should these be included still, digoxin or the like certainly not as initial therapy? Howard C. Berkowitz 21:47, 4 June 2008 (CDT)

Meds for heart failure per 2009 ACC/AHA

Thanks for reminding me where the table http://content.onlinejacc.org/cgi/content/full/53/15/e1/TBL3 is. I had seen this before and misplaced it. Nice compendium. Feel free to add link to it from the article. Speaking of ACC/AHA guidelines, did you see:

Tricoci P, Allen JM, Kramer JM, Califf RM, Smith SC (February 2009). "Scientific evidence underlying the ACC/AHA clinical practice guidelines". JAMA 301 (8): 831–41. DOI:10.1001/jama.2009.205. PMID 19244190. Research Blogging.


... I added this to clinical practice guidelines. I am still suspicious about the evidence underlying their preference for metoprolol over atenolol. - Robert Badgett 02:24, 17 April 2009 (UTC)