Heart failure is most often a lifelong illness that will require frequent changes in your medicine schedule and regular follow-up with your doctor. Over the years, many things will affect the course of your disease, including other illnesses that you develop, your age, your diet, your ability to tolerate and comply with your treatment, and hopefully the development of new drugs to treat heart failure.
Several important aspects of monitoring the course of your illness will help you to optimize your treatment:
Heart failure drug or class of drugs
|Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs)|
Vasodilators (hydralazine and nitrates)
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Margaret Hetherington, PHM, BsC - Pharmacy|
|Last Revised||April 26, 2012|
Last Revised: April 26, 2012
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Margaret Hetherington, PHM, BsC - Pharmacy
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