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Heart failure treatment in the intensive care unit in children.
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PMID:  20869652     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Although pediatric heart failure is generally a chronic, progressive disorder, recovery of ventricular function may occur with some forms of cardiomyopathy. Guidelines for the management of chronic heart failure in adults and children have recently been published by the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation the American College of Cardiology, and the American Heart Association. The primary aim of heart failure therapy is to reduce symptoms, preserve long-term ventricular performance, and prolong survival primarily through antagonism of the neurohormonal compensatory mechanisms. Because some medications may be detrimental during an acute decompensation, physicians who manage these patients as inpatients must be knowledgeable about the medications and therapeutic goals of chronic heart failure treatment. Understanding the mechanisms of chronic heart failure may foster improved understanding of the treatment of decompensated heart failure.
John Lynn Jefferies; Timothy M Hoffman; David P Nelson
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart failure clinics     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1551-7136     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Fail Clin     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101231934     Medline TA:  Heart Fail Clin     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  531-58, ix-x     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Cardiology, The Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45244, USA.
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