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ACC/AHA guideline update: treatment of heart failure with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16522132     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Heart failure (HF) affects approximately 5 million persons in the United States each year. HF is predominantly a disease of the elderly: Approximately 80% of patients hospitalized with HF are older than age 65. Approximately one-half of older adult patients with CHF have a decreased ejection fraction. Elderly patients with HF and a reduced LVEF have a higher mortality than elderly patients with HF with a normal LVEF. Despite numerous excellent studies showing the efficacy of appropriate drugs in reducing mortality in patients with HF and a reduced LVEF, these medications are underutilized in the treatment of HF. This article discusses the latest guidelines from the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association for the treatment of patients with HF and a reduced LVEF.
Wilbert S Aronow
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Practice Guideline    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Geriatrics     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0016-867X     ISO Abbreviation:  Geriatrics     Publication Date:  2006 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-08     Completed Date:  2006-04-10     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985102R     Medline TA:  Geriatrics     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  22-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of medicine, New York Medical College, Valhalla, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Output, Low / drug therapy*,  etiology
Cardiovascular Agents / therapeutic use*
Combined Modality Therapy
Death, Sudden, Cardiac / prevention & control
Heart Failure / drug therapy*,  etiology
Recurrence / prevention & control
Risk Factors
Treatment Outcome
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / drug therapy*,  etiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cardiovascular Agents

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