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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
Vasodilators (hydralazine and nitrates)
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerRakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, ElectrophysiologyMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerMargaret Hetherington, PHM, BsC - Pharmacy
Current as ofJanuary 27, 2016
Current as of:
January 27, 2016
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Margaret Hetherington, PHM, BsC - Pharmacy
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