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Current concepts in vasodilator therapy for advanced or refractory congestive heart failure.
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PMID:  17423025     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
The use of vasodilators to assist in the management of advanced heart failure has gained widespread acceptance in human cardiology. The early experience with these same drugs in the management of heart failure in domestic animals has similarly been encouraging.Vasodilators function to favorably alter preload and afterload in the heart failure setting. Venodilators can resolve pulmonary edema by reducing an elevated left heart preload. Arterial vasodilators can increase stroke volume, reduce an elevated preload, and blunt or abolish the stimulation of the harmful compensatory measures that are induced in the presence of heart failure. Both classes require careful monitoring to ensure that marked hypotension does not occur.Vasodilator therapy can significantly complement other traditional modalities of drug therapy in cases of advanced heart failure.
M S Miller; M R O'grady; F W Smith
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian veterinary journal. La revue vétérinaire canadienne     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0008-5286     ISO Abbreviation:  Can. Vet. J.     Publication Date:  1988 Apr 
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Created Date:  2010-06-28     Completed Date:  2010-06-28     Revised Date:  2010-09-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0004653     Medline TA:  Can Vet J     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  354-61     Citation Subset:  -    
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