TITLE

Candesartan reduced mortality and hospital admissions in chronic heart failure

PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2004, Vol. 140 Issue 2, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article analyses if angiotensin-receptor blocker (ARB) candesartan reduce death and hospital admissions in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). Patients were analyzed in 618 medical centers of 26 countries. 7601 patients who were less than 18 years of age and had symptomatic CHF for about 4 weeks. Patients were stratified by site and component trial to candesartan, 4 or 8 mg once daily, doubled every 2 weeks to a target dose of 32 mg once daily. In patients with chronic heart failure (CHF), the angiotensin-receptor blocker candesartan reduced mortality and hospital admissions for worsening CHF.
ACCESSION #
12597114

 

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