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Strategies for the treatment of acute heart failure in children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18509293     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute heart failure is life threatening in adults and in the pediatric population. It represents the final pathway of complex physiological mechanisms that vary with age and underlying diseases. Strategies for treatment of heart failure should integrate to an concept of stepwise approach to heart failure. Evolving therapies, that are changing standard of care, are discussed. This paper gives an overview on principles for treatment of congestive heart failure, like diuretics, ss-beta-blockade, and angiotensin-converting enzyme blockers and discusses the approach to acute heart failure, including new and well known inotropic agents. Mechanical circulatory support and finally heart transplantation are focused as options in the last line.
U Schweigmann; C Meierhofer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva cardioangiologica     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0026-4725     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Cardioangiol     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-29     Completed Date:  2008-09-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400725     Medline TA:  Minerva Cardioangiol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  321-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Heart Failure / epidemiology,  etiology,  physiopathology,  therapy*

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