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Adjunctive therapy and management of the transition of care in patients with heart failure.
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PMID:  24286587     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Heart failure is a costly and difficult disease to treat. However, new metrics make it an imperative to keep these patients out of the hospital. Implementing and maintaining patients on successful treatment plans is difficult. A multitude of factors make transitioning care to the outpatient setting difficult. A careful and well-orchestrated team of cardiologists, general practitioners, nurses, and ancillary support staff can make an important difference to patient care. A strong body of literature supports the use of pharmacologic therapy, and evidence-based therapies can improve mortality and quality of life, and reduce hospital admissions. Adjunctive therapies can be equally important.
Authors:
Scott Feitell; Shelley R Hankins; Howard J Eisen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology clinics     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1558-2264     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Clin     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8300331     Medline TA:  Cardiol Clin     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  163-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiology, Drexel University College of Medicine, 245 North 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA.
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